Section Zero - For the Complete Newcomer
This section is for those who are completely new to this topic. In this section we'll introduce just what the shell is, who this book is useful for, and what you can expect to learn.
We'll also look at how to set your computer up so that you can follow along with the examples. We'll finish by demonstrating a few basic skills so that you can learn to move around in the shell and get started with the rest of the book.
If you are already comfortable with running a shell, know what Bash is, and know how to run basic commands like
cd, then you can completely skip this section.
If you are already comfortable with running a shell, know what
bash is, and know how to run basic commands like
cd, are familiar with terms like command and parameter then you can skip this section. You could also just review the Summary to make sure that you are comfortable with the material which has been introduced and then move onto the next section.