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Linux Primer

Author: Graeme Cross, <>

v1.1, 22 April 1999

This primer is an introduction for people new to both Linux and Unix, explaining the basic commands needed to use Linux.

1. Preamble

2. What is Linux?

3. Linux: multi-user & multi-tasking

4. Logging in, logging out

5. Directories

6. Moving around

7. Some basic commands

8. Getting help about commands

9. Shutting down a Linux computer

10. Where to from here?

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