Chapter 33. Command-Line Master Class

Throughout this book, we’ve talked a lot about getting things done in both GUI and command-line environments. It’s not difficult to understand that for most users (and that’s probably an understatement), the point-and-click interface is the best and easiest way to use a computer. Graphical desktop environments represent the future of Linux as an everyday operating system. Yet, the shell still represents the fastest and most powerful way to use a Linux computer. Once you have mastered the shell and its available tools, there’s an amazing amount of stuff you can do with just a few keystrokes.

The Linux shell can be a black box for the average user. ...

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