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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

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.

Jan 28, 2018

A wonderful course! Answered so many questions I had and gave me a solid background in Git, Bash, makefiles, and working from the cloud. I will definitely be using these skills in my job search!

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By Karan A

Nov 10, 2017

Good teachers! Simple explanations!

By Nemanja P

Oct 8, 2019

Great course, would recommend it!

By Opas S

Dec 22, 2020

Grear course for study unix bash

By Samuel C C

Aug 27, 2020

Great book for Unix introduction

By Gaurav T

Jun 29, 2020

Amazing course for a beginner .

By Россошкин А С

Mar 29, 2021

Great course for Unix newbies.

By Arbaaz k

Jun 20, 2020

Great course really enjoyed it

By Themistoklis A

May 23, 2018

Great and very useful content!

By marcos g t s

Sep 4, 2020

Um curso simples e fantástico

By John Z

May 3, 2020

Great material to begin with!

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By Annageldi T

Dec 8, 2019

Thanks for the great course!

By Sufie S

Jul 30, 2020

the course has good content

By Vladimir N

Feb 3, 2020

Thanks. Very useful course.

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 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 Juan M R

Jan 4, 2019

This is a grate course