Linux - N00b tips!

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This would be a good place to find simple & strange little tips for solving problems that tend to trip up new Linux users...

Files that don't exist

If you see "cannot stat 'randomfilename' That generally means the file doesn't exist.

Permission Frustrations

Unlike some other OSs, Linux is fairly consistant with permissions. But a lot of new users are easily confused by what required "root" access.

In general, pretty much any time you see "Permission denied", you can bypass it by adding "sudo" to the start of your command line, then providing your password.

BUT... stop & think about what you're trying to do first!