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Discussion on: Which Operating System Are You Using?

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Aditya Mitra

I am using RHEL8 (Red Hat Enterprise Linux Verdion 8).
Since this is my first time in Linux, I really need some community help.
Any recommendations?

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Ryan Westlund

I would love to give community help, but I've never used RHEL, my only real experience is with FreeBSD.

Still, I might have some advice. Are you having any particular problems?

Outside of particular problems, a couple recommendations I would give:

  • Learn line-editing and text editor shortcuts. They're an incredibly good investment.

  • Use shell aliases.

  • If you haven't tried a tiling window manager, try one! I quite like dwm with conky as a statusbar. It has a bit of a learning curve, but I'd say it's a huge productivity boost in the long run.

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Aditya Mitra

My Professor asked me :
WHAT IS RIGHT USE OF TOUCH COMMAND IN LINUX?

(Hint: It is not just used to create files)

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Ryan Westlund

Run man touch | head -4 | tail -1 to find out :D

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Aditya Mitra • Edited on

IT USED TO CHANGE TIMESTAMPS!!!!
THANKS a lot man!

Where can we get connected?
You are a PRO!

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Ryan Westlund

I think if you follow me we can use dev.to's chat :)

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Aditya Mitra

Hey, but you have disabled the chat option in your dev.to account.

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Ryan Westlund

Disabled the chat option?!? I don't know how or when I did that or how to undo it :O I tried messaging you. Did you get it?