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Debian GNU/Linux Reference Guide
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4.1.6 Play time

Now you are ready to play with the Debian system without risks as long as you use this non-privileged user account penguin. [10]

Let's login to the penguin. If you are at root shell prompt, type Ctrl-D [ 11] at the root command prompt to close the root shell activity and return to the login prompt. Enter your newly created username penguin and the corresponding password. [ 12] You will be presented with the following command prompt.

     penguin@foo:penguin$

From here on, the example given will use simplified command prompt for the sake of simplicity. I will use:

  • # : root shell prompt

  • $ : non-privileged user shell prompt

We will start learning the Debian system first with the easy way Midnight Commander (MC), Section 4.2 and later with the proper way Unix-like work environment, Section 4.3.


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