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Understanding linux Bridging

I have started learning networking and recently been through bridging in Linux. Bridge in Linux could be set in two ways as far as I have got by reading on internet i.e. either by bridge-utils ...
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What's a good place to learn UNIX that I can connect to..?

I'm looking for a UNIX system I can connect to to explore UNIX without installing it. Does anyone have good reccomendations of what systems are available and how to connect?
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What is the best way to learn Linux/Unix in depth? [closed]

As the title says, I want to learn Linux/Unix in depth. What is the best thing to do/install? I am already familiar with the Terminal, I installed a bunch of distros (including Arch), but not LFS.
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How good is ARBTT(Automatic Rule Based Time Tracker)? Is there any alternative for it?

ARBTT is a rule based time tracker. I was able to write small scripts to log what I do in system. But I was not able to understand how effective is it. Is there any good article preferably any blog ...
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Problem with regular expression in gawk ('\<' not working)

I am trying to get into bash a little bit. I was going through this guide but the second example in this subsection on gawk doesn't seem to work. The problem is this command: ls -l | awk ...
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Learning linux at the lower level [closed]

How do I learn about linux at a low level? I was trying to customize grub and utterly failed and suddenly realized I don't know anything about grub, or anything that low level. Where do I learn?
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Places to learn linux [closed]

Where can I go to learn about Linux? I found The Linux Documentation Project but a lot of it is old and so not complete. Any other good resources?
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Calendar to learn Linux? [closed]

I've been sifting through websites and forums trying to locate a way to schedule learning in a calendar type of way and have had little success. Is there a calendar or schedule that would do something ...
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Guided tour at the console?

I think it would really enjoy a guided tour of either just the typical Linux filesystem (which I realize varies from system to system), or a guided tour of the filesystem and common console ...
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Linux/Unix variant for training system administrators

Is there a Linux/Unix based operating system used for training sysadmins? Some bugs would be deliberately included in the system and the training candidate is supposed to solve all of them. It should ...
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How to set what field names are displayed in listings?

When I execute a command in Ubuntu, which results in a listing, I get results without the field names. Example is ls -l or ps l. I am not very experienced and always need to go digging through man ...
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Simple console text editor suited to python

I am looking for a light weight shell editor for Linux that a young child (eg 7-8 year old) can write python scripts in. The motivation is to find something that is helpful for a beginning programmer ...
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Learning Unix with video lessons [duplicate]

Is there any web site where I can learn Linux or Unix with video lessons? Of course, there should be many of them, but I think there is one most popular like, let's say, Coursera.
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How do find the LDAP connection details that the Solaris box uses to authenticate users?

The Solaris box is configured to use LDAP and has no local user accounts. This is the output of the nsswitch.conf file: bash-3.2$ less /etc/nsswitch.conf passwd: files [NOTFOUND=continue] ldap ...
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How to get comfortable in linux as an ex-windows user? [closed]

I've been using linux full time for about 8 years. Now and then I help someone else migrate from windows to linux. Because I don't often use windows, I often find myself forgetting some of the ...
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Fprintd - How to customize

I'm making a system based on web technologies, which means that my interaction with hardware is very limited (keyboard/mouse). I would like to modify/write some code/driver that makes my fingerprint ...
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Openstack for home cloud hosting

I am experimenting with a couple of technologies that I soon may have to use at work. So for now, I was thinking about duplicating the environment which I may have to create for my office at home so ...
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Online grep exercises?

Are there any online grep tutorials that would feature some online tool for performing exercises? For example, having some predefined text sample and being told what patterns to find and so forth? It ...
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Where is best place to find sources of standard linux command line tools?

Into: I like learning by reading sources. But it's tiring of searching them across internet splited on many many different project sites. I'd love to see central browsable repo with sources of many ...
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Help me choose the right distribution for learning and hosting web apps

I'm coming to Linux from the Windows world, and I want to learns the ins and outs of the system in order to make it my primary day to day work and hosting environment. I'm pretty much a complete ...
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Are free shell accounts safe?

I am trying to identify how safe the free shell accounts provided by the likes of shellmix.com are. I have never used one myself but want to suggest it to someone interested in learning shell ...
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Advanced usage/command of shell [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any book , Tutorial on very very advanced shell scripting Is there a way/book to learn advanced usage of shell by practice? I find that most shell programming ...
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how can 'init' and 'service' command can cross normal-user life?

i'm just moved to linux world in ubuntu 10.10. i'm using it for normal life, internet and social networks, multimedia enterainement like musics and movie, a bit of coding with c and python.. i've ...
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Are there any Linux distros aimed specifically at being Linux tutorials?

Are there any Linux distributions that come pre-loaded with hands-on, guided tutorials or other learning software aimed at teaching a new user how to work with Linux? I'm aware that some distros are ...
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A short tutorial on how a linux distro is organized and supposed to work

I need a tutorial , preferably with pics/diagrams to get oriented to how a typical Linux distro. is organized and used (including the basic software installation work flow). It shouldn't be a 500 ...
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Sources to learn about performing certain tasks on command line?

Can someone transform it into community wiki please? I guess I've got no privileges for that. Let's list practical sources for learning about performing certain tasks on *nix command line. E.g. I ...
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New to unix, Where should i start? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Beginning to learn Unix and Linux I was working with .net for the past few years and now i am put into a project that has unix. I really dont know unix. where should i ...
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Practical tasks to learn shell scripting

I'm looking for some common problems in unix system administration and ways that shell scripting can solve them. Completely for self-educational purposes. Also I'd like to know how would you go about ...
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Useful Linux Podcasts

I'm always looking for podcasts that can help me keep up with operating systems and development. That said, I typically listen to the Linux Outlaws podcast, but was wondering if there are other ...