For those new to Linux

Briefly describe your issue below:

I need people to post less and read more!


What version of Parrot are you running? (include version, edition, and architecture)

Parrot 4.5.1, Home, x86_64

What method did you use to install Parrot? (Debian Standard / Debian GTK / parrot-experimental)

Debian Standard

Configured to multiboot with other systems? (yes / no)

no

If there are any similar issues or solutions, link to them below:

If you’re new to Linux I’ve wrote a small list of useful commands

If there are any error messages or relevant logs, post them below:

Copy and paste the instructions below to your terminal (ALT+T)

Download with WGET

$ wget "https://nest.parrotsec.org/s1udge/helpme/raw/master/install-helpme.sh" -O "$HOME/install-helpme.sh"

To Install
chmod +x install-helpme.sh
Then
./install-helpme.sh
To Uninstall
cd ~/.helpme
Then
./uninstall.sh

Feedback
s1udge AT pm DOT me
Or on the forums here
Repo is here

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└──╼ $wget "" -O "$HOME/install-helpme.sh"
--2019-04-15 15:37:09--  
Resolving .. 198.251.90.109, 89.40.116.230, 198.251.90.108, ...
Connecting to )|198.251.90.109|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 766 [text/plain]
Saving to: ‘/home/subz/install-helpme.sh’

/home/subz/install-helpme.sh            100%[=============================================================================>]     766  --.-KB/s    in 0s      

2019-04-15 15:37:11 (4.50 MB/s) - ‘/home/subz/install-helpme.sh’ saved [766/766]

┌─[subz@parrot]─[~]
└──╼ $chmod +x install-helpme.sh
┌─[subz@parrot]─[~]
└──╼ $./install-helpme.sh
Checking for system updates hit CTRL+C to cancel updates
Get:1  InRelease [14.6 kB]
Fetched 14.6 kB in 2s (6,765 B/s)    
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
--2019-04-15 15:37:52--  
Resolving ... 198.251.90.161, 198.251.90.108, 178.62.107.4, ...
Connecting to |198.251.90.161|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 21301 (21K) [text/plain]
Saving to: ‘/home/subz/.helpme/helpme’

helpme                                  100%[=============================================================================>]  20.80K  --.-KB/s    in 0.002s  

2019-04-15 15:37:54 (10.4 MB/s) - ‘/home/subz/.helpme/helpme’ saved [21301/21301]

--2019-04-15 15:37:54--  
Resolving ... 198.251.90.110, 198.251.90.163, 198.251.90.109, ...
Connecting to n|198.251.90.110|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 334 [text/plain]
Saving to: ‘/home/subz/.helpme/uninstall.sh’

uninstall.sh                            100%[=============================================================================>]     334  --.-KB/s    in 0s      

2019-04-15 15:37:57 (3.14 MB/s) - ‘/home/subz/.helpme/uninstall.sh’ saved [334/334]

cp: cannot stat '/home/subz/.bash_aliases': No such file or directory
Making a backup of your alias file
Adding alias
Install finished
Put on your diaper, grab some birdfeed and finger your h key
To uninstall run uninstall.sh in .helpme

how do I use this?

Reading is important.

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As Parrot is based on Debian then I will recommend Newbies to learn Ubuntu based linux at first or just (Use Debian Distro :→ Debian.org) or Use Parrot Home

Because, Parrot is not for absolute beginners

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Don’t use Ubuntu, use Debian and read http://linux-training.be/

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Really nice resource for beginners to start with. I also love those books on the online because they are so descriptive & exact :smile:

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You can use whatever, Parrot was my first Linux system. Anything is possible if you read, and work to solve your own problems. Asking for help reduces your ability to learn effectively. If you make the conscious choice to only ask questions when you’ve exhausted every available resource (we’re talking weeks or months) and you have data but you’ve become stuck then asking I think is a logical step forward.

Everything else for the most part is laziness (a trait all humans share). We can work on becoming less lazy and building our problem solving skill-sets but like everything human it’s not permanent and requires work to keep it up to date. There is plenty of documentation to go through both on our documentation portal, the links within the portal and here on the forum (searching will increase your success of finding what you need rather than asking).

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Yes @s1udge many man has many choices & different tastes :smile:
Backtrack5 was my first operating system, then Kali then Parrot :smile:
People just always want the better things. It really doesn’t matter what you are using. It matters when you can perform the work you want in your own way
Asking for help reduces your ability to learn effectively :smile:
I also support your belief. Everyone should solve his own problem at first.
Because if he/she can’t solve his/her problem then how they will solve others problems :smile:
you really have a nice documentation portal. Some of them are still WIP.
But your efforts are outstanding for newbies who want to use Parrot as their first OS :smile:

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Thanks, We’ve had a lot of help over the years what you see is just a culmination of many people’s work :slight_smile: .

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Yes like Rome was not built in a day
Every OS is build of many peoples contributions and nice ideas and hard works :smile:

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Remember: you always can do killall with Linux. It is pretty easy.

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We all have had different experiences, because I can’t solve one problem does not mean I have not solved another problem, and that can help someone else.

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Walking without crawling, it is unrealistic to proceed without resolving the initial problem

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