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SAMS Teach Yourself Unix in 10 Minutes by Robert Shimonski

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Practicing with Unix: It Really Does Make You Perfect!

In this chapter we are going to learn to start using Unix, but before we do, a quick word about practice. It can't be said enough: Practice makes perfect. As with anything foreign to you, as long as you can read this book, follow along, and walk through the steps outlined, you will eventually develop the speed you see from an experienced Unix operator and feel comfortable using Unix.

When new learners see the speed with which experienced Unix users enter commands, they often panic and feel as if they will always be novices because they cannot recall commands as quickly as they would like. Do not think that you aren't knowledgeable because you can't type remembered commands quickly; as long ...

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