SO guys I’m new in Ubuntu world,right now I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm actually enjoying it, I'm coming from windows, so i want to ask u guys if there's any Ubuntu Book/pd f that could help me learn the Ubuntu terminal and their commands! Thanks in advance.
Here is a book for you that I'm surprised no-one has mentioned so far: The Linux Command Line, A complete Introduction by William E. Shotts, JR.
It has only been recently published (a year or so ago) and it is wonderful for a newbie, as well as being inexpensive.
Look for online reviews. I think that you will progress faster with this book than mostly any other way.
Buy it, borrow it, or order it from your local/state/educational library. It is so clearly written it wouldn't overload anyone's brain with an IQ over 85. I keep mine with me in my shoulderbag and dive in whenever I feel like it.
I would also suggest sticking with 14.04 LTS and don't jump around all the other GNU/Linux distros till you learn it. That will save you loads of time and sensory overload till you're adept. 14.04 is probably close to being one of the best for the majority of people anyway. Hey, the command-line is such a wonderful thing. Stick to it and the love will come. This is my beginner's advice as I'm on the path towards the light as well (a sophomore at best but enjoying the journey).
I'll go out on a limb, and suggest the Ubuntu manual. I am assuming that you are running the stock distribution, and not a variant such as kubuntu, or xubuntu.
I did actually find a little annoying to find, having to navigate
- --> Ubuntu.com
- --> community
- --> help and information
- --> official documentation
- --> 14.04 LTS
- --> Desktop Guide
But also, the community wiki should be useful as well:
Links from the most popular pages page.
This is a pretty good primer for lots of things. I actually used it once to burn an .ISO image from the terminal. It helped me learn a pretty good deal of info.
It says it is for Red Hat, but for someone who has no terminal experience it works since they talk about some of the basics that apply to ALL distros.
Don't forget the books!
Though books are generally neglected in the present online world of linux learners, there are several excellent chapters on the command line in linux and Ubuntu:
Chapter five of "Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference: A Concise Companion for Day-To-Day Ubuntu Use" by Keir Thomas
Chapter nineteen of "Ubuntu Linux Secrets" by Richard Blum
Chapter fourteen of "Ubuntu 8.10 Linux" by William Von Hagen (an older, but valuable reference)
There is also the more advanced book:
- "Mastering Unix Shell Scripting" by Randall Michael.
Feel free to suggest other books in the comments (or edit them in).
In the meanwhile
... you can read:
The community wiki on the CL (command line)
An online book on learning the shell
A database with nice (but probably more complicated) uses of the CL
A blog post with tricks for the commonly used