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A tutorial would be great, but a tutorial that also explained why we are doing each step would be amazing. My Linux/Unix knowledge is somewhat limited, so a short tutorial really breaks down if I hit a step that doesn't work because of some different configuration on my machine.

Then what should have been ten minutes turns into three hours and I burn up all the time I could have been building something. Granted I usually learn something along the way, but it would be awesome if people provided some more details as part of their tutorials.

That's exactly my experience with linux/unix tutorials also. They tend to give an exact, step-by-step account of what to type in to the shell, with no explanation whatsoever of what any of the commands actually do. Then you find that something has slightly changed with the latest version of package xyz, and you're lost.

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