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About the Course

Unix forms a foundation that is often very helpful for accomplishing other goals you might have for you and your computer, whether that goal is running a business, writing a book, curing disease, or creating the next great app. The means to these goals are sometimes carried out by writing software. Software can’t be mined out of the ground, nor can software seeds be planted in spring to harvest by autumn. Software isn’t produced in factories on an assembly line. Software is a hand-made, often bespoke good. If a software developer is an artisan, then Unix is their workbench. Unix provides an essential and simple set of tools in a distraction-free environment. Even if you’re not a software developer learning Unix can open you up to new methods of thinking and novel ways to scale your ideas. This course is intended for folks who are new to programming and new to Unix-like operating systems like macOS and Linux distributions like Ubuntu. Most of the technologies discussed in this course will be accessed via a command line interface. Command line interfaces can seem alien at first, so this course attempts to draw parallels between using the command line and actions that you would normally take while using your mouse and keyboard. You’ll also learn how to write little pieces of software in a programming language called Bash, which allows you to connect together the tools we’ll discuss. My hope is that by the end of this course you be able to use different Unix tools as if they’re interconnecting Lego bricks....

Top reviews


May 24, 2022

This course is extremly helpful and well designed for beginnner and working professionals with neat info. I strongly recomended this course. Thanks for mentors/authors with real time example commands.


Apr 29, 2020

This is a very friendly step-by-step guide to Unix for beginners, it helps to build a solid foundation, and the exercises are designed to explore more about what has been introduced in the course.

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By Shashank V M

Jan 30, 2020

Great course, well planned.

By Luis A

Jun 6, 2019

Tremendously useful course.

By atul k s

Mar 22, 2019

excellent topic for beginer

By Shashi K

Nov 10, 2020

content was really helpful

By Leonardo M

Sep 15, 2020

Curso excelente. Parabéns.

By Nimra s

Dec 29, 2022

it is helpful for coding.

By Sergio A C V

Feb 9, 2019

I really liked the course

By Wendell H

Mar 20, 2021

I love the course format

By Velashini V

Mar 15, 2019

A very helpful course :)

By Palatip J

Jul 20, 2019

Great epaination course

By Nihat Ç

Apr 27, 2018

Nice education. Thanks.

By Deleted A

Oct 7, 2021

Very informative, fun.

By Komal V V

Oct 28, 2018

Thanks for your course

By Benjamin G

Jul 2, 2018

Teaches Unix very well

By Peddi A

Jun 21, 2018

It's vrey good for Git

By Peng Z

Nov 10, 2017

Special form of class.

By G. M A R

May 17, 2020

very effective course

By Gabriel M

Sep 10, 2019

Excelente introdução.

By Jose V D

Feb 8, 2018

Useful, great course.

By Shrunga S

Oct 31, 2020

it was a good course

By Sakshyam S

Sep 30, 2020

Very helpful course.

By Chandra J

Sep 29, 2020

Very good experience

By Vladimir M

Sep 12, 2018

It's a great course!

By Deleted A

Apr 19, 2020

try it out yourself

By Ashish K

Aug 3, 2021

Easy and Precise