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Florian Rand

I started using linux back then in 1998, what I am going to share with you is a relic, but it was my main (and only) reference to learn: The Linux Documentation Project.

It's really really old, but for historical reasons I think you should know about it.

I strongly encourage you to get familiar with man. Man pages are a command line help, as an example, just type man mkdir in a terminal:

MKDIR(1)                      User Commands                      MKDIR(1)

       mkdir - make directories

       mkdir [OPTION]... DIRECTORY...

       Create the DIRECTORY(ies), if they do not already exist.

       Mandatory  arguments  to  long options are mandatory for short op‐
       tions too.

       -m, --mode=MODE
              set file mode (as in chmod), not a=rwx - umask

       -p, --parents
              no error if existing, make parent directories as needed

       -v, --verbose
              print a message for each created directory

       -Z     set SELinux security context of each created  directory  to
              the default type

              like  -Z,  or  if  CTX is specified then set the SELinux or
              SMACK security context to CTX

       --help display this help and exit

              output version information and exit

       Written by David MacKenzie.

       GNU  coreutils  online  help:  <‐
       Report   mkdir   translation   bugs   to  <https://translationpro‐>

       Copyright © 2018 Free Software Foundation, Inc.   License  GPLv3+:
       GNU GPL version 3 or later <>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
       There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.


       Full   documentation    at:    <‐
       or available locally via: info '(coreutils) mkdir invocation'

GNU coreutils 8.30            February 2019                      MKDIR(1)

You just learned the classic RTFM among sys-admins.

Welcome to the penguin way! and happy learnig! If you have any doubts I'll be more than happy to help 🤓.

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Kevin Author

Thank you so mutch! :D