Command Line Basics in Linux

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Coursera Project Network
In this Guided Project, you will:

Use the Linux manual to learn all about Linux commands.

Navigate and create directories.

Redirect command-line output to a text file.

Clock1.5 hours
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this one-hour, project-based course, you'll learn your first commands for the Linux command-line. You’ll learn how to bring up the manual for any Linux command, how to issue a command as a super-user to access restricted files and operations and how to navigate directories and display Linux command history. This guided project will introduce you to the following concepts: -Navigating directories -Listing, copying and moving files -Outputting to and amending text files

Skills you will develop

XubuntuLinuxUbuntu

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. First, a Little Fun!

  2. "Man" - THE Most Important Linux Command

  3. Exploring sudo

  4. Navigation and File-Handling

  5. Creating and Displaying Files

  6. Viewing Your Command History

How Guided Projects work

Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required

In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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