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11. The Command Line

Chapter 11. The Command Line

So far, this book has explored using Linux from the KDE desktop environment and several graphical programs. But these programs represent only one way in which you can interact with a Linux computer. Underneath all of the glitter and eye candy of the graphic layer lurks another user interface—the command line.

The command line is an all-text interface to the operating system. It is the playground and work environment of Linux users everywhere. You are not considered to have truly arrived as a Linux user until you have mastered the command-line interface. And once you’ve done so, you will know why Linux users swear by it. The command line is simply the easiest, fastest, and most powerful way to get certain types of work done.


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