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Linux Command Line Basics

This is an introductory course to the Linux command Line. It's great for both Linux beginners and advanced Linux users.
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Ahmed Alkabary
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realize the potential of the Linux command line.
navigating the Linux Filesystem.
explain the Linux Filesystem hierarchy.
use command options.
create hard and soft links.
use powerful Linux wild cards.
create,view and manipulate files.
use different Linux text editors (nano,gedit).
find help while using the Linux command line.
create you own Linux commands .

Join the most popular #1 Linux Course on Udemy (over 100,000 students).

Become an effective Linux user and advance your Career. Learning the Linux Command Line will take you FAR!

Learn to appreciate the power of the Linux command line.

Understand the structure of the Linux File System.

Learn how to navigate your Linux File System using few simple commands !

Learn how to create, modify and process files.

Learn how to create your own Linux commands.

There is a file associated with every video explaining the commands to reinforce your understanding and to clear any confusion you have .

Introduction to the Command Line

1
Open the terminal

Learn how to open your terminal

2
Few simple commands

Here we learn how to display the date on our terminal

3
The Linux File System

In this video, you will learn how the Linux file system is structured. You will also learn about some important directories. I suggest that you take a look at the pdf file in the downloadable materials after watching this video.

4
Navigating the File system

Learn how to navigate your Linux system through your command line (Terminal)

5
File system
6
ls like cd !

Notice the similarity and the consistency of the Linux Commands

7
Hard Links vs Soft Links

Understand the two types of Linux Links and realise the differences between them.

8
Creating Links

Learn how to create linux links on your command line

9
A directory loop !

Creating a directory loop using Linux soft links !

10
Linux Links
11
ls command options

Here we explore the different options for our ls command

12
ls command options

Working with Files

1
The touch command

update the timestamps and create files with the touch command

2
Make a directory and remove empty directories

Learn how to create directories and remove empty directories using mkdir and rmdir commands

3
Remove files using the rm command

Learn how to remove any kind of file with the rm command

4
Removing Files
5
Copy files using the cp command

Learn how to copy files and directories

6
Move and rename files using the mv command

Learn how to move (cut) and rename files using the mv command

7
The file command

Reveal any file type with the file command and notice the insignificance of file extensions in Linux

8
Filenames and spaces

Understand how spaces works within a filename in Linux and how to deal with filenames that have spaces

9
Filenames and special characters

How to add special characters to a filename and how to deal with them

10
Auto completion

Learn the tab trick to auto-complete your commands and file names. Make your life easier at the command line!

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Keyboard shortcuts

Learn some valuable shortcuts that will facilitate your life at the command line

Viewing and Editing Files

1
Our graphical text editor (gedit)

Exploring the default graphical text editor gedit for Linux (gnome)

2
nano

Learn how to use the command line text editor nano

3
Command Line History

Learn how to display the history of your command line

4
viewing text files with less

Learn how to view text files with the less command

5
viewing files with cat and tac

Learn how to view text files with the cat and tac commands

6
head and tail commands

Learn how to view the first lines (or the last lines) of a text files using the head and tail commands

7
The wc command

Learn how to display the number of lines,characters,words in a text file

Help yourself !

1
Types of Commands

Explore the different types of commands

2
The which command

Learn how to display the location of the executable commands

3
help and man

Learn how to display the help pages for the shell builtins and the manual pages for the executable commands.

4
Whatis going on ?

Learn how to display a brief description about your executable programs (commands).

5
Types of commands and finding help

Make your Own Commands

1
Combining multiple commands

Learn how to execute multiple commands on a single line (in two different ways).

2
Combining commands
3
Wildcards #1

Learn some powerful wildcards that will increase your efficiency at the command line

4
Wildcards #2

Deepen your knowledge of the Linux wildcards

5
Wildcards
6
alias #1

Learn how to create your Linux commands !

7
alias #2

Realise the potential and the usefulness of the alias command.

8
alias #3

Learn how to delete aliases and how to save your alias permanently.

9
Alias

Check your understanding on the alias command

10
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