I'm new to linux. How to close GUI and go into pure shell mode in RedHat enterprise Linux 6? I don't want the GUI. I just want to learn some shell scripts.
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you boot your server in run level 3 or you use CTRL+ALT+F2 go to terminal mode :)
To change the default runlevel in RedHat/CentOS/Fedora, edit
/etc/inittab and find the line that looks like this:
change to 3, then reboot the server