Command Line Arguments for Beginners

Learn to use the terminal using command line arguments in both Mac and Linux based machines
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What is a terminal?
Using terminals in Macbook, Ubuntu and other linux based machines
Command Line Arguements
The vim editor


  • Have a terminal in your computer


Welcome to absolute beginnings in command line arguments. This course gets you started in your programming journey and working in a terminal in under 40 minutes in a Mac or Linux based machine. I hope you watch it at one stretch. Shorter than one episode of Game of Thrones but will get you started on your path to become a programmer! Here I make sure to tell you all the basics of using a terminal to get you started.

What we learn:

1. What is a terminal?

2. How to navigate and find your way in a terminal? : Basic Command Line Arguments

3. How move things around in a terminal?

4. Using the 'vim' editor

Hope you'll join me in the course!

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners in programming, computer science


Graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University
Akshat Gupta
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Hi Guys! 

I am Akshat Gupta from India. I did my undergraduate from Indian Institute of Technology Mandi in Electrical Engineering. After that I pursued a Masters in Applied and Engineering Physics  from Technical University of Munich(TUM), Germany. I also spend a year at the Johns Hopkins University working on my masters thesis.

Currently I'm pursing a Masters in ECE from Carnegie Mellon University.

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