IBM
Hands-on Introduction to Linux Commands and Shell Scripting
IBM

Hands-on Introduction to Linux Commands and Shell Scripting

Rav Ahuja
Sam Prokopchuk
Ramesh Sannareddy

Instructors: Rav Ahuja

89,941 already enrolled

Included with Coursera Plus

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

(1,104 reviews)

|

95%

Beginner level

Recommended experience

14 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Describe the Linux architecture and common Linux distributions and update and install software on a Linux system.

  • Perform common informational, file, content, navigational, compression, and networking commands in Bash shell.

  • Develop shell scripts using Linux commands, environment variables, pipes, and filters.

  • Schedule cron jobs in Linux with crontab and explain the cron syntax. 

Details to know

Shareable certificate

Add to your LinkedIn profile

Assessments

8 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

4.7

(1,104 reviews)

|

95%

Beginner level

Recommended experience

14 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

See how employees at top companies are mastering in-demand skills

Placeholder

Build your subject-matter expertise

This course is available as part of
When you enroll in this course, you'll also be asked to select a specific program.
  • Learn new concepts from industry experts
  • Gain a foundational understanding of a subject or tool
  • Develop job-relevant skills with hands-on projects
  • Earn a shareable career certificate
Placeholder
Placeholder

Earn a career certificate

Add this credential to your LinkedIn profile, resume, or CV

Share it on social media and in your performance review

Placeholder

There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, you will learn about the basics of Linux. You will be able to summarize the origins of the Linux operating system and list its key features and use cases. You will learn what a Linux distribution is, the names of popular distributions, and their key characteristics. You will also be able to explain the Linux architecture, interact with a Linux system using the terminal, and navigate directories using paths and shortcuts. This module will also teach you how to create and edit text files using text editors such as nano and Vim. Lastly, you will learn how to use a software package manager to install and updates on a Linux system.

What's included

7 videos2 readings2 quizzes2 app items3 plugins

In this module, you will learn how to use common Linux commands. You will learn what a shell and shell commands are, and how to use commands to do various tasks in Linux. This module will teach you how to use informational commands to find relevant information about your system, navigation commands to navigate files and directories, and management commands to create, delete, copy, and move files and directories. You will also learn to sort and view files in useful ways and extract specific lines and fields from your files. You will be able to use networking commands to examine your network configuration and evaluate, identify, and retrieve data from URLs. Finally, this module will cover file archiving and compression commands.

What's included

8 videos1 reading3 quizzes6 app items4 plugins

In this module, you will learn the basics of shell scripting. You will learn what a script is and when to use scripts. You will be able to describe the shebang interpreter directive and create and run a simple shell script. Additionally, this module will teach you how to use pipes and filters and set shell and environment variables. By the end of this module, you will also be able to list features of Bash shell scripting and use crontab to schedule cron jobs, understand the cron syntax, and view and remove cron jobs.

What's included

4 videos1 reading2 quizzes3 app items5 plugins

In this module, you will complete a practice project in which you create an automated Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) process to extract daily weather forecasts and observed weather data. You will schedule this process to run automatically at a set time daily and learn how to create a script to measure forecast accuracy. In your peer-graded final project, you will create a scheduled backup script. Finally, you will demonstrate the knowledge you've gained by taking a final graded exam.

What's included

3 readings1 quiz1 peer review2 app items2 plugins

Instructors

Instructor ratings
4.6 (309 ratings)
Rav Ahuja
IBM
53 Courses2,373,430 learners

Offered by

IBM

Recommended if you're interested in Software Development

Why people choose Coursera for their career

Felipe M.
Learner since 2018
"To be able to take courses at my own pace and rhythm has been an amazing experience. I can learn whenever it fits my schedule and mood."
Jennifer J.
Learner since 2020
"I directly applied the concepts and skills I learned from my courses to an exciting new project at work."
Larry W.
Learner since 2021
"When I need courses on topics that my university doesn't offer, Coursera is one of the best places to go."
Chaitanya A.
"Learning isn't just about being better at your job: it's so much more than that. Coursera allows me to learn without limits."

Learner reviews

Showing 3 of 1104

4.7

1,104 reviews

  • 5 stars

    76.51%

  • 4 stars

    17.07%

  • 3 stars

    3.52%

  • 2 stars

    1.08%

  • 1 star

    1.80%

WA
5

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

NS
5

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2024

RO
5

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

New to Software Development? Start here.

Placeholder

Open new doors with Coursera Plus

Unlimited access to 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs - all included in your subscription

Advance your career with an online degree

Earn a degree from world-class universities - 100% online

Join over 3,400 global companies that choose Coursera for Business

Upskill your employees to excel in the digital economy

Frequently asked questions