Command Line Essentials: Git Bash for Windows
- Any modern version of Windows installed
- Basic computer skills
- Ability to install software (may require Administrator rights)
Command Line Essentials: Git Bash on Windows
This course is designed to cut academic theory to just the key concepts and focus on basics tasks in the Bash command line in order to be productive quickly. Students can expect to learn the minimum needed to start using the Bash shell in less than an hour.
Course Introduction and Overview provides an introduction to this course and the Bash shell environment.
Installation provides step-by-step instructions on how to setup Git for Windows and the Notepad++ text editor.
The real meat of the course is the Basic Commands section, where we step through many of the common Bash commands and uses. Towards the end, we start putting the commands together to build a simple Bash script, which we also execute.
Finally, I share some final thoughts in the Conclusion.
Presentations provide audio/video training of conceptual ideas. Since few like slide-ware presentations, slide-presentations are kept to a minimum.
Screencasts provide a video of the instructor's computer system with any actions, commands, or screens displayed and narrated -- this is the majority of the course.
Following the Basic Commands section, there is a downloadable reference of all the commands used in this course.
The quizzes reinforce the key concepts by testing your newly learned knowledge throughout the course.
- Windows users unfamiliar with Bash terminal environments
- Anyone that needs a refresher on the command line, Bash shell or Git Bash
- Developers using Git, NodeJS, Maven, or other command line tools on Windows
- Course Introduction and Approach
- What is Bash?
- Introduction to Bash Quiz
- Installation Overview
- Git for Windows
- Notepad++ Configuration
- Basic Commands Overview
- Where Am I and What's Here (pwd and ls)
- Change Directory (cd)
- Where is that command? (which)
- Echo...Echo? (echo)
- Reviewing Files Contents (cat and less)
- Create, Rename (Move), and Delete Files (touch, mv, and rm)
- Create and Delete Folders; Recursive Delete (mkdir and rmdir; rm -rf)
- Clear and Exit
- Output to a File (> and >>)
- Creating and Executing a Simple Bash Script
- Customizing the Bash Environment with .bashrc File
- Using Bash Quiz
- Git Bash Basic Commands Reference
- Final Words
- Bonus: Exclusive Student Discounts