Every month or two, someone asks me how they should go about learning Unix. The short answer is always “use it” or maybe as much as “use it — a lot.”
But the detailed answer includes a lot of steps and a good amount of commitment to spending time working on the command line. I may have learned some of the most important parts of making my way on the Unix command line the first week that I used it back in the early 80’s but I had to spend a lot of time with it before I was really good. And I’m still learning new ways of getting work done 30+ years later. So here is my detailed answer.
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