Practical Introduction to the Command Line

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In this Guided Project, you will:

You'll understand and distinguish between the fundamental terms - terminal emulator, shell, bash, command line, and prompt.

You'll know how to effectively manipulate files and directories through the command line.

You'll Learn how to apply your knowledge of the command line to solve day-to-day problems.

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

In this project, you will use the UNIX command line to create photo albums that organize photos into directories by date. You'll learn what's the difference between a terminal, bash, command-line, and prompt. With lots of hands-on exercises, you'll master the most fundamental Unix commands for navigating, manipulating and inspecting files. Interacting with a computer through a command-line interface (CLI) is a powerful technique. In such an interface, you type commands telling the computer to perform desired tasks. Mastering the command line can greatly improve your productivity during development.

Skills you will develop

TerminalBashCommand LineComputer ProgrammingProductivity

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. Task 1: Terminal, Bash, Command Line and Prompt

  2. Task 2: Execute Commands and Escape

  3. Task 3: Navigate and Explore

  4. Task 4: Create Files and Directories

  5. Task 5: Write, Read and Concatenate

  6. Task 6: Options and Chaining Commands with Pipes

  7. Task 7: Copy, Move and Remove Files

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




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