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About the Course

This course will help those new to shells and shell scripting to build a foundation with the Bash shell. We'll learn several Bash shell commands that will allow you to navigate and use the shell for everyday tasks. We will also write a Bash shell script that will back up a directory and email the compressed file, a culmination of all the commands we’ll cover. We will cover: Not only will you gain the knowledge to customize your system, you will have a solid foundation to expand what you can do with Bash on the command line and in scripts. This beginner-level guided project is perfect for those who have an interest in learning to use a Linux or Unix operating system, whether to gain new skills in IT or software development, or to use an alternative to commercial, proprietary software. Those with no experience in IT, software development, cybersecurity, and more can start here and build on necessary skills for future training and employment. 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....

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Jul 13, 2020

The course provides a very good overview of the basics if the bash shell and goes from simple commands such as handling directories to automating backup tasks using Crontab. Really good experience!

Oct 3, 2020

It was great course, I was familiar with shell commands but now like I have seen that there are much more capabilities to do. So thanks to the teacher, it was interesting!

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By Jorge A H E

Jul 7, 2020

It is good for an intro. I would have liked more information on bash scripting.

By Nopnithi K

Jul 1, 2020

why not show how to use crontab with our script we've created in this project?

By Md. A R Z

Jun 14, 2020

it is very basic course.i can say that it has nothing resources

By Mohamed M

Mar 12, 2021

The course it must be longer


Jul 18, 2020

Its really helpfull

By Milind M J

Jul 10, 2020

nice for beginner

By Muhammed S 4

Sep 17, 2020

It is good

By Sairaj s m

Aug 2, 2020



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Sep 7, 2020

nice guided project....if you are a new Linux user and want to learn terminal commands should take it....its only 1 hour...but you should pause the video and try every command the instructor talks about.this would definitely increase your exposure and knowledge to shell scripting

By Shakshi S

Jul 26, 2020

The project was helpful but the explanation of the commands was too less.

By Santiago M

Nov 6, 2020

Really Basic, covers basic commands, but not bash scripting in depth.


Jul 25, 2020

Very useful for learning basics of shell scripting.

By Vipin k v

Jul 30, 2020

make it expanded to get more knowledge

By Mitul T

Jul 21, 2020

Good for beginners

By Mukesh H

Dec 16, 2020

Well enough

By Weerachai Y

Jun 30, 2020


By Junaina k

Sep 15, 2020


By Jose P R A

Dec 13, 2020

too short, not enough samples.