So, you have an account at Rupture and have no idea what to do.
You're tired of passwd and ls and cd or
didn't even know that these existed. What the fuck is this SSH thing
anyway? There are lots of things that you can do at Rupture.
Learn UNIX. Find a good UNIX tutorial -
there are many out there. Here's an especially good one. Try things you learn on Rupture.
Games!! ls /usr/games . Then play them.
Write programs. Like most UNIX systems, Rupture has many
programming languages that you can use. Perl, C, C++, python, PHP
(mostly for web stuff), and even sh.
Email. Send and receive it. By default, mail sent to
email@example.com will arrive in your mailbox. You can use
web-based mail at mail.rupture.net or, from the
shell, pine or mutt to read it. You will like pine
the most (at least at first).
Learn UNIX. Read the tutorials. Try stuff out. Read the manual.
Learn the History of UNIX.
Check out some UNIX Programming Resources.
Ask the admin questions.
Build a website if you haven't already. Put HTML stuff in your
public_html directory and then look at it at
http://www.rupture.net/~yourusername/. Make your page
interesting. Add images. Add scripts. Add stories about your sexual
exploits. Add naked pictures of your girlfriend (or yourself).
Redesign Rupture's front! We suck at design. Contribute to the hand
that feeds you by making Rupture attractive. Check out the guidelines and/or email the admin if you
want to do this.
Talk to people. First, see who's on Rupture and what they're doing by
typing w. Then, finger them. Type finger whoever.
See what they're up to. Then, talk whoever. Be polite. If they
don't seem to like you, go away.
Learn what a text editor is.
Learn to use a text editor. First, try out pico. The
^ means Ctrl. So do this:
now i am typing!
Edit your .plan . So people will know what you're up to when
they finger you.
/usr/games/fortune. This can give you hours of enjoyment.
Also don't forget to man fortune.
Browse the web in text-only glory. Try lynx or w3m.
vi. A good way to get started is to run vimtutor.
Read Rupture Documentation. A
collection of simple, precise, step-by-step prose on certain topics.
Talk to more people. Use BitchX to go on IRC. Use TinyFugue
(tf) to go to a moo. Moo information is available in the FAQs.
Encrypt your email. First, get a general idea about how stuff
works by reading these:
Then integrate gnupg into your MUA. If you got this far, you should
know what MUA means.
Learn UNIX. Keep reading. Keep trying things. Ask the admin
Play with databases. Ask the admin about MySQL.
was last updated :
09:09 AM 03/21/16