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    Greetings.

    I am new to opensuse and linux in general and i would like to become more of a power user.
    My system runs Leap 15 with KDE.
    Some examples would be:
    • Customizing the of my system's appearance (I have already played around with a nice dock, themes,icon packs and widgets.)
    • Understanding and using the command line more
    • Writing scripts and better understanding their power(I've recently gotten a degree in software development so while I haven't actually worked on the sector yet I have a basic understanding of coding)
    • Better understanding the pros and quirks of opensuse and linux in general

    More topics you find useful would also be appreciated

    Now obviously i do not expect from you to sit down and teach me so, specific things to google would be good, links to documentation or tutorials you know of would be even better.


    Thanks in advance,
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    For starters and FWIW,

    I'll recommend two resources I've created...

    A brand new slide deck I created (as of this writing) for a presentation I did at my local UG this past week in a style introducing openSUSE to a brand new User ...
    Keep in mind that I don't usually put a lot of content into my slides, they're intended only to hint, and provide the basis for extemporaneous discussion

    https://slides.com/tonysu/opensuse/#/

    The other is my personal openSUSE Wiki...
    It's generally a collection of things I've encountered over the years...
    It started as a collection of notes I kept for myself but then I thought not only would things be easier to find in a Wiki, those notes could be of interest to others as well.
    Like every other Wiki, inspect the history of each article to know how current the info is... I don't spend a lot of time maintaining the articles and if the article is very old, it might be obsolete although I tend to try to create each article in a way to minimize obsolescence.

    https://en.opensuse.org/User:Tsu2

    If you have any questions or want to correct anything you see...
    - You can PM me
    - You can modify any of my Wiki, I won't mind and actually would encourage anyone to change anything they think should be changed. No worry, if I want to undo your changes, I can do so with a simple click
    - You can create a Forum post asking your question

    And, of course the Technical Help Forums are a wealth of knowledge about practically anything you can think of. Whatever question you might have about openSUSE, unless it's something specific to a new release it's likely someone has asked that very question before and someone has answered it... Perhaps several times in different ways.

    TSU
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    Thank you Tsu2.

    Although I knew most things in the slide, i did find some new and useful things for example the systemtlc command.
    I also really like your wiki, scripts and system level are already on the list and since i need a win vm I will take a closer look on docker and the general virtualization section.


    I thank you for your contribution,
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    I'd also recommend learning as much as you can about bash. One can be a
    Linux user without being a Bash user (or guru), but if you want to master
    a platform you should speak its language, and the primary language of
    Linux is Bash. Trainings online are readily available, but if nothing
    else check out The Linux Documentation Project (TLDP) which hosts the
    Advanced Bash Scripting guide:

    https://www.tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNutbutters View Post
    Greetings.

    I am new to opensuse and linux in general and i would like to become more of a power user.
    My system runs Leap 15 with KDE.
    Some examples would be:
    • Customizing the of my system's appearance (I have already played around with a nice dock, themes,icon packs and widgets.)
    • Understanding and using the command line more
    • Writing scripts and better understanding their power(I've recently gotten a degree in software development so while I haven't actually worked on the sector yet I have a basic understanding of coding)
    • Better understanding the pros and quirks of opensuse and linux in general

    More topics you find useful would also be appreciated

    Now obviously i do not expect from you to sit down and teach me so, specific things to google would be good, links to documentation or tutorials you know of would be even better.


    Thanks in advance,
    Thanks for those two links, I am really enjoying them.

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    Hi,

    Welcome to openSUSE, I personally don't recommend the tldp site for a newbie in the shell. Instead start with

    Code:
    http://mywiki.wooledge.org/
    http://wiki.bash-hackers.org/
    http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/
    Good luck!
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    Although a GUI Text Editor is for many (most?) people the "usual" (read "normal") way to edit shell scripts, I suggest that, the Text Editor "Vim" should also be learnt -- for the case that, a GUI is not available.
    Some people, myself included, actually prefer to use Vim in a GUI Console window (executing as the user "root") for editing system configuration files …

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcurtisfra View Post
    Although a GUI Text Editor is for many (most?) people the "usual" (read "normal") way to edit shell scripts, I suggest that, the Text Editor "Vim" should also be learnt -- for the case that, a GUI is not available.
    Or something friendlier like nano
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrNutbutters View Post
    My system runs Leap 15 with KDE.
    Some examples would be:
    • Customizing the of my system's appearance (I have already played around with a nice dock, themes,icon packs and widgets.)
    You may, possibly, also need the KDE documentation: <https://docs.kde.org/>.

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