Linux Command Line Basics
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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
Learn how to open your terminal
Here we learn how to display the date on our terminal
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.
Learn how to navigate your Linux system through your command line (Terminal)
Notice the similarity and the consistency of the Linux Commands
Understand the two types of Linux Links and realise the differences between them.
Learn how to create linux links on your command line
Creating a directory loop using Linux soft links !
Here we explore the different options for our ls command
Working with Files
update the timestamps and create files with the touch command
Learn how to create directories and remove empty directories using mkdir and rmdir commands
Learn how to remove any kind of file with the rm command
Learn how to copy files and directories
Learn how to move (cut) and rename files using the mv command
Reveal any file type with the file command and notice the insignificance of file extensions in Linux
Understand how spaces works within a filename in Linux and how to deal with filenames that have spaces
How to add special characters to a filename and how to deal with them
Learn the tab trick to auto-complete your commands and file names. Make your life easier at the command line!
Learn some valuable shortcuts that will facilitate your life at the command line
Viewing and Editing Files
Exploring the default graphical text editor gedit for Linux (gnome)
Learn how to use the command line text editor nano
Learn how to display the history of your command line
Learn how to view text files with the less command
Learn how to view text files with the cat and tac commands
Learn how to view the first lines (or the last lines) of a text files using the head and tail commands
Learn how to display the number of lines,characters,words in a text file
Help yourself !
Explore the different types of commands
Learn how to display the location of the executable commands
Learn how to display the help pages for the shell builtins and the manual pages for the executable commands.
Learn how to display a brief description about your executable programs (commands).
Make your Own Commands
Learn how to execute multiple commands on a single line (in two different ways).
Learn some powerful wildcards that will increase your efficiency at the command line
Deepen your knowledge of the Linux wildcards
Learn how to create your Linux commands !
Realise the potential and the usefulness of the alias command.
Learn how to delete aliases and how to save your alias permanently.
Check your understanding on the alias command
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