Use the Linux tar command to create, extract and relocate archives with powerful options
Use various Linux compression commands such as gzip, bzip2, and xz to compress archived files
In this 1-hour long project-based course on Linux: Archiving and Compression for DevOps you will be working entirely on the command line and using powerful Linux commands using tar and various compression commands such as gzip and bzip2 to learn how file archiving and compression works in Linux. You will be archiving a Wordpress directory of files and compressing the archive using various compression formats. You will no longer be mystified by what these commands and options are doing, and you will understand the structure of these various commands better. This course is designed for any person working or who intends to work with Linux, from Linux system administrators to developers and DevOps practitioners. Or even if you are a student who is curious to get comfortable with Linux this course is for you also. By the end of this course, you will have used the main commands on a real file directory and archived and compressed as well as unarchived and decompressed real files in various formats. Most importantly you will be comfortable to do so with ease going forward. This will also allow you to possess an important foundation of Bash scripting. This is an intermediate level course and is designed for an individual who has a beginner's knowledge of the Linux/Unix command line and Unix crud practices in computer science. 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.
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Task 1 - Introduction to the tar command
Task 2 - Create an archive backup of a directory
Task 3 - Relocate our tar archive and add some tar qualifiers
Task 4 - Compress our tar file in various formats
Task 5 - Combine archiving and compression using one simple command
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
What will I get if I purchase a Guided Project?
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Are Guided Projects available on desktop and mobile?
Because your workspace contains a cloud desktop that is sized for a laptop or desktop computer, Guided Projects are not available on your mobile device.
Who are the instructors for Guided Projects?
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Can I download the work from my Guided Project after I complete it?
You can download and keep any of your created files from the Guided Project. To do so, you can use the “File Browser” feature while you are accessing your cloud desktop.
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Is financial aid available?
Financial aid is not available for Guided Projects.
Can I audit a Guided Project and watch the video portion for free?
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How much experience do I need to do this Guided Project?
At the top of the page, you can press on the experience level for this Guided Project to view any knowledge prerequisites. For every level of Guided Project, your instructor will walk you through step-by-step.
Can I complete this Guided Project right through my web browser, instead of installing special software?
Yes, everything you need to complete your Guided Project will be available in a cloud desktop that is available in your browser.
What is the learning experience like with Guided Projects?
You'll learn by doing through completing tasks in a split-screen environment directly in your browser. On the left side of the screen, you'll complete the task in your workspace. On the right side of the screen, you'll watch an instructor walk you through the project, step-by-step.
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