Command Line in Linux

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In this Guided Project, you will:

List files and directories using ls

Use the cd command to change directories

Use touch, copy, mkdir, and rm to create and remove files and directories

Clock1 hour
BeginnerBeginner
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
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Linux is a popular operating system that is based on the Unix operating system. It has many distributions which have different interfaces for installing software, different user interfaces, and so on. One thing all of the ‘distros’ have in common is that they all have a command line interface, or terminal. In fact, sometimes there is no user interface except the terminal itself. A Linux server running a web application on AWS, for example, may only contain the software required to run the application, and no GUI ‘window’ system at all. It is crucial to learn the Linux command line if you are going to be a productive Linux user and/or administer a Linux server. In this course, you will use Linux commands to navigate Linux directories, search for files, search for patterns, create files and directories, and remove files and directories. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.

Skills you will develop

LinuxTerminalShell CommandsBashCommand Line

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. Display the home directory from a terminal.

  2. List files and directories using ls.

  3. Use the cd command to change directories.

  4. Use touch, copy, mkdir, and rm to Create and Remove Files and Directories.

  5. Search for Files using find, Search for patterns using grep.

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