Command Line Essentials: Git Bash for Windows
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Command Line Essentials: Git Bash for Windows

A step-by-step guide for Windows users unfamiliar with Bash or the terminal environment.
4.4 (1,730 ratings)
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29,986 students enrolled
Created by Jason Taylor
Last updated 4/2016
English
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Install Git for Windows
  • Install a Text Editor and use it from within Git Bash
  • Use Git Bash as a terminal environment in Windows with confidence
  • Understand what Bash is and how it is different than the Command Prompt
  • Write a Bash shell script and execute it
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Requirements
  • Any modern version of Windows installed
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to install software (may require Administrator rights)
Description

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 Outline

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.

Course Features

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • 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
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 21 Lectures Collapse All 21 Lectures 53:05
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Introduction
2 Lectures 05:59
Course Introduction and Approach
02:21

What is Bash?
03:38

Introduction to Bash Quiz
3 questions
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Installation
4 Lectures 11:48
Installation Overview
00:37

Git for Windows
05:40

Notepad++
02:08

Notepad++ Configuration
03:23
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Basic Commands
13 Lectures 27:30
Basic Commands Overview
00:53

Where Am I and What's Here (pwd and ls)
01:36

Change Directory (cd)
03:32

Where is that command? (which)
01:11

Echo...Echo? (echo)
01:27

Reviewing Files Contents (cat and less)
01:27

Create, Rename (Move), and Delete Files (touch, mv, and rm)
02:52

Create and Delete Folders; Recursive Delete (mkdir and rmdir; rm -rf)
03:57

Clear and Exit
00:45

Output to a File (> and >>)
03:03

Creating and Executing a Simple Bash Script
03:38

Customizing the Bash Environment with .bashrc File
03:09

Using Bash Quiz
10 questions

Git Bash Basic Commands Reference
2 pages
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 07:19
Final Words
01:15

Bonus: Exclusive Student Discounts
06:04
About the Instructor
Jason Taylor
4.4 Average rating
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105,571 Students
15 Courses
Lead Software Engineer, Dev Trainer (15 courses,9k+ reviews)

With nearly 20 years of programming and software development experience, I started out teaching myself programming while in High School. I put myself through college working for a local Internet Service Provider as a programmer. Before finishing college, I developed and sold an award winning website to a Dot-Com start-up. After college, I have worked at several companies ranging from start-ups to large enterprises focusing on Java and client-side technologies (HTML/CSS/JavaScript). Throughout my career, I have opportunity to learn many software development best practices and exposure to several version control systems.