More seasoned computer users may well remember MS-DOS, the ubiquitous command line shell that was produced by Microsoft. If you do remember this then the jump to the command line will feel like slipping on an old glove, except that the color may have changed and it is not so leaky any more. The Linux command-line is much more powerful than the old MS-DOS command-line, allowing you to string several commands together to get the desired effect. The big benefit though is the fact that many of the commands that you learn can be used on other systems such as UNIX, BSD, and even Mac OS X.
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