Files and directories in the Linux filesystem

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Use various commands to explore and view the Linux file system.

Determine where to place files in the Linux file system.

Create permissions on Files and directories.

Clock2 hours
IntermediateIntermediate
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this project, you will use Linux commands to traverse Linux directories and list files. You will also learn where certain files are stored, how to change permissions to allow access, and how to decide where files should reside. 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. Each distribution has a similar filesystem with directories used to house and organize files. 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

Linux Directory traversalHard LinkLinux FilesystemLinux File TypesSoft Links

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. Use various commands to explore and view the Linux file system.

  2. Determine where to place files in the Linux file system.

  3. Create permissions on Files and directories.

  4. Use a compiler to create and observe text, binary and assembler file types.

  5. Use Hard links and Symbolic links to link files.

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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