Annoying hints

Is there a way to stop hints automatically appearing over the command line? I’m learning the basics of command line, and any time I deviate slightly from the tasks (such as a simple “ls” command to view the contents of the current directory) it comes up with a hint which covers the command line and I have to manually close it every time. Is there a way to stop it doing this? It’s rather annoying, when I’m just trying out some of the things I’m learning, to have these hints obstructing me.

Hey there,

Thank you so much for reaching out!

I know what you mean. The code editor is pre-programmed to accept answers, so deviating, exploring, or experimenting outside the instructions will cause errors.

If you get more than one code error, it will offer the solution code. Unfortunately there isn’t a way to disable this because the system assumes there was a mistake.

If you haven’t already, I recommend setting up Bash on your computer to get practice that won’t show box solution suggestion: https://www.codecademy.com/articles/command-line-setup

Happy coding!

Depending on your OS you don’t have to set up bash on a mac b/c it’s already there. However, zsh replaced it when Catalina was released a few years ago. Mac is an Unix system so, those commands will work. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Unix_commands

Technically, you don’t need to download anything, but that’s up to you.
You can practice making directories, folders, files, redirecting them, etc in your Terminal window. Same as in the Command prompt (for Windows). It’s a useful skill to have to understand how to navigate around files w/o the help of a GUI.

If you have Windows 10, this article might help: https://redmondmag.com/articles/2018/02/05/navigate-bash-file-system.aspx

And this one:
https://riptutorial.com/cmd/example/8646/navigating-in-cmd