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Introduction to linux

Some of our users are new to using linux-based systems and have asked for some introductory material. Here are some links that we have found useful.

Linux tutorials


The Linux Command Line

by William E. Shotts, Jr.

This book introduces the linux command line from the basics, and moves on to customizing the working environment and then finally to shell scripting.

The entire book is available for free from the authors web page, and if you would like a paper copy you can order one from the publisher.

UNIX / Linux Tutorial for Beginners

The University of Surrey has an online tutorial that introduces the linux command line. The web page also has links to other recommended linux books.