Oct 212011

Article by Frank Harris-Smith

Linux is fundamentally a command line Operating System. Anything and everything can be done through the command line – system configuration, connecting to WiFi access points, even accessing new hardware devices before the Linux Kernel gets a driver for it (like USB Flash Drives before Linux Kernel 2.4 – pre 2001)

A quick example is the iwconfig command. Here is a quick peek at my current WiFi connection as seen from the command line:

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