For those who want to explore the machine more and who want to learn a little about the 1T (or 1T+) operating system - Linux - then they will of course need XTERM loaded on to the machine firstly. XTERM gives a command line and so this then allows being able to see underneath the desktop and see files and directories that run the machine. Of course, changing any of the directories or files without knowledge of what you're doing can make the machine run wrongly or not at all.
XTERM is available from the CnMLifestyle site - http://184.108.40.206/cnmlifestyle/downloads.htm
So you have XTERM loaded. If you click on the icon on your desktop a window will open and present a virtually blank box. This is the command line of the Linux Operating System. Try typing ls
, then hit return. You should get a short directory listing (ls
- in Linux it's normal for many commands to be shortened).
Also in Linux, it's normal for you to be able to add an argument or modifier to the command. Now try entering ls -l
and hit return. This gives a longer listing. It shows the file or directory permissions (who can access it, read or write), who owns the file or directory, and the date and time the file or directory was created. With some commands you can use <command> -h
and it'll show a short help file.
Now let's change to one of the directories. The command to change to a directory is cd <directory name>
. So... type cd etc
(we're changing to the etc
directory). You'll see the /
has changed to /etc
. Now list the contents (ls
). When you've had a peruse how do we go back to where we were? To go back one the command is cd ..
followed by a space
, followed by two full stops
- then hit Return).
Now type busybox
. This gives a list of all Linux Operating System commands available. Some are very dangerous commands. Very dangerous. So instead of trying any it's first best to know what they do.....
Have a look here for details on each one:http://linuxcommand.org/superman_pages.php
Also have a look at the LinuxCommand home page on that site...
Now, you're starting to delve into Linux!