In one of the tabs I'm trying to play I saw the chord


I'm still in the learning stages here and while x688xx is easy, its hard to fret 3 strings on the 8th while keeping my first finger on 6. Any particular way you guys would play that (finger positions, etc).

Apart from one finger per string, I tried this ridiculous way to bar the 8's with my other finger while keeping my index on the 6, but that didn't work very well.

Just like you would catch any barre chord.
But I suggest you to practice it by using just the index+ring finger, than index+little finger.
You will probably need it in the future.
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Use index for 6, and your other three fingers to hold down the 8. Use the inside part of your index finger to make the dead note for the e string, and your thumb or E string.