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Ten Tips for New Raspberry Pi Owners

If Santa brought you a Raspberry Pi this Christmas, this handy list of tips for new Pi owners will help get you started.

Courtesy of Make Magazine, we find a collection of handy getting started tips for the Raspberry Pi and working with the command prompt like:

Command line completion
You don’t have to laboriously type out long paths, filenames, and commands. Just type the first few letters and hit tab. If bash (the command interpreter, or shell) can determine what file you’re referring to, it will fill in the rest for you. If not, hit tab again it will give you a list of possibilities if there are more than one.

sudo !!
It can be frustrating to type out an entire command only to be told you need to be the superuser to execute it. Type “sudo !!” (pronounced “sudo bang bang”) to execute the previous command as root.

Hit up the link below for the full list. Have a tip of your own to share? Sound off in the comments.

Ten Tips for New Raspberry Pi Owners [Make]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/26/12

Comments (2)

  1. Lee

    Sweet, didn’t know about the “sudo !!” trick. I was always just hitting “up” then moving to the beginning of the line and typing in sudo. That should save some time :)

    Definitely going to bookmark the source.

  2. srsly tho

    I was bought one for crimbo. Some handy beginners tips are just what I need.

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