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Hi all,
I am not completely new to linux as a OS. I have used Ubuntu and Fedora before. But now I am in a position where I need to learn command line Linux.
I was wondering what would be the best Distro to use for this, and also what the best path to take in learning this would be?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi all,
I am not completely new to linux as a OS. I have used Ubuntu and Fedora before. But now I am in a position where I need to learn command line Linux.
I was wondering what would be the best Distro to use for this, and also what the best path to take in learning this would be?

Thanks in advance.
You can do that with any really. But I think Slackware, Arch, and Gentoo will be the ones to force you to learn it the most. I'd say Gentoo and then Arch in that regard but then the question comes as to why you are learning CLI? If it's for server related things then why not try out CentOS or a server variant of another distro?

EDIT: If it's for penetration testing/hacking then your best friend would be BackTrack or similar preconfigured distro.
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Hi all,
I am not completely new to linux as a OS. I have used Ubuntu and Fedora before. But now I am in a position where I need to learn command line Linux.
I was wondering what would be the best Distro to use for this, and also what the best path to take in learning this would be?

Thanks in advance.
I think it would be best to learn the distro you're going to be using. So if you need RHEL or CentOS, then learn CentOS. If you just want to learn something for the sake of learning, I prefer Debian/Ubuntu. Don't pay attention to how "user friendly" people say Ubuntu is. It's every bit as powerful as any other Linux distro.

After loathing Redhat in the early days and farting around with Slackware 3.2 back in 97, I found Debian 2.1 in 99 and never looked back. Now, there are more Debian-based distro's, including Ubuntu (which I currently use) and it's derivatives, than any other Distro. Think about why that is.
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Well i'm sure you know of Facebook. They are currently in the process of building a data center about 3 miles from me. They are also hiring but you need to be linux certified. Maybe this will give you a better idea of what I need to know/ which approach to take.
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The basic commands are same for all distro's e.g ls / top etc...., there are quite a few books you could use like the "The complete reference " and quite a few handful books and sites like tldp.org , remember Linux has a lot of depth.

You can use Suse too or Ubuntu and quite a few , but I find Suse the best in terms of handling the system though I have been on that system since many years, but not anymore as I don't install and configure mailing / VPN servers.
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well then for this application, which distro would you recommend for learning the most?
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well then for this application, which distro would you recommend for learning the most?
Sorry ask but I am not a good post reader , which application are you talking about ?
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Sorry ask but I am not a good post reader , which application are you talking about ?
Learning linux well enough that I may use it in a Facebook data center. That also requires being linux certified, but it will be spring semester before I can take any classes on linux so i'm trying to get a head start on things.
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Learning linux well enough that I may use it in a Facebook data center. That also requires being linux certified, but it will be spring semester before I can take any classes on linux so i'm trying to get a head start on things.
As I said first understand the basic commands and the file structure and the system itself. Once you get the hold of the basic commands sets and the understanding of the system things will be much easier, there may be times when you need to compile certain stuff or patch certain things. Also learn the installation of Apache with Php and Mysql, don't use the GUI mode always work under the console as that's where the Linux power is. The redhat complete reference is a very good book.

You can do a RHCE , a data center would also require dba's , my linux stuff was purely based on qmail / IPsec / Squid (junk filtering & web scan) , fire walling and connecting multiple locations to a single system. And I don't have any Linux certification because I did my linux stuff years back on my own with dedication but that does not mean that you would not need to do a certification that you should always do.
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As I said first understand the basic commands and the file structure and the system itself. Once you get the hold of the basic commands sets and the understanding of the system things will be much easier, there may be times when you need to compile certain stuff or patch certain things. Also learn the installation of Apache with Php and Mysql, don't use the GUI mode always work under the console as that's where the Linux power is. The redhat complete reference is a very good book.

You can do a RHCE , a data center would also require dba's , my linux stuff was purely based on qmail / IPsec / Squid (junk filtering & web scan) , fire walling and connecting multiple locations to a single system. And I don't have any Linux certification because I did my linux stuff years back on my own with dedication but that does not mean that you would not need to do a certification that you should always do.
When you say understand the way the file system works, what do you mean by that. And also the job requirements are that you be linux certified. so certification is a must..
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