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    Is there a shell command game or simulator for the commands?


    Anyone know of something out there like a trainer or simulator or game that help teach shell commands?

    Something I can run maybe in the bash?

    Thanks!
    Todd
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    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    You can look here for some quick and easy Linux command line lessons:

    LinuxCommand.org: Learn the Linux command line. Write shell scripts.


    A nice *nix tutorial can be found here:

    UNIX / Linux Tutorial for Beginners
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    Thanks OZAR! I have been going through the LinuxCommand stuff and am loving it! I am sure I will SO DIG the shell programming stuff (I'm a .Net programmer dying to get free!)

    But I really like to learn with games and thought that someone may have at sometime created some sort of simulator or something ... but the linuxcommand stuff is great and I will keep plugging away there...

    AND I will check out the other tute link...thanks!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvance929 View Post
    Anyone know of something out there like a trainer or simulator or game that help teach shell commands?

    Something I can run maybe in the bash?

    Thanks!
    Todd
    Interactive Unix tutorials have been around for more than three decades. Try a Google search for
    Code:
    unix+tutorial+interactive
    to see some of the recent ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvance929 View Post
    Anyone know of something out there like a trainer or simulator or game that help teach shell commands?

    Something I can run maybe in the bash?

    Thanks!
    Todd
    You don't need anything of the kind. You can educate yourself on your own system terminal.

    On this wiki web page there is very good 'cheating reference manual' - see the linux commands in the end.
    Man page - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    At first go through the help options of the commands on the terminal.
    $ su --help
    $ cd --help

    See the help options of the package managers:
    $ rpm --help
    $ yum --help

    View the pages of the OS manual:
    $ man 8 mount
    ... for example. If you cannot exit the man pages with _exit or _Exit - simply close the terminal and clean up the computer with bleachbit.
    $ bleachbit

    You can also copy with the mouse the text from the terminal and paste it through the clipboard into the text editor.

    Anything you read on the Web may not work on or may not refer to your linux distro.


    Regards

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    Try out this online bash emulator:
    [www@cb.vu]~>

    If it is not powerful enough, Google for something better.

    What about a LiveCD ?

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    I have never used a simulator. I'd suggest dropping a virtual machine somewhere and just go to town. Worst case scenario, you destroy that VM and need to drop another. That's the best option in my mind, because its not simulating bash, and you are able to see real results.

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