Learn Linux: Become a Unix Master
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Learn Linux: Become a Unix Master

Want to run Linux and get started right away? This course will teach you what you need to know.
3.2 (52 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,902 students enrolled
Created by Alex Bylund
Last updated 1/2017
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 14 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn how to operate your Linux system
  • Confidently get to the files you need
  • Editing files so you can configure your system
  • Controll who gets access to what
  • Share your computer with other users
  • Tools needed to efficiently operate your system
  • Search for, install, and remove software that you want
  • Controll processes to sucessfully operate programs in the command line
  • Redirection so you can "link" commands to complete multi-task operations
  • Manage Internet connections
  • Add new external hard drives or USB drives with ease
  • Compiling software if there is a program that doesn't have an installable package
  • Introduction to shell scripting so you can complete repetitive tasks fast
  • Learn system hierarchy so you can find anything you're looking for on the system
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  • You will need to know the basics of computers already, and want to learn Linux

Learn Linux NOW!

This is your Linux 1 course inspired by all the good hackers on the Internet. You will learn everything you need to know in order to understand the operating system, do most of what you want to do with the command line, and be ready to learn more advanced techniques.

If you think to learn Linux will be too hard, or you're just not sure where to start with Linux, don't worry, I've made this course simple and easy to learn. Once you're done with Learn Linux: Become An Unix Master you will definitely have the knowledge and confidence to do any foundation command! You will know how to setup your own Apache web server, and how to change your system's configuration (even if you need to find what you're looking for) as just a couple of the many examples of things you will be able to do once you learn these foundation commands. Learn Linux: Become an Unix Master is right to the point, and not full of filler content, giving you the information you need to get things done now. This course is broken up into multiple sections allowing you to sit down and learn part of the course or be fluent with Linux right away! If you are a computer enthusiast like myself, or you just want to know how to do the things you want to do using the command line, then you need to learn Linux from this course. I'm offering you the fastest way for a savvy computer user to get up to speed into what you need and want to do in Linux.

Don't keep waiting around wishing you knew Linux. Buy this course now, and start doing all the things you've dreamed about doing in Linux today! Once purchased, you will have life time access to contents and course updates, which will be updated according to student feedback and needs. Ask questions within the course for any clarifications or new requested information to be recorded and added to the course.

This is my way of demonstrating how to be a Unix master with the whole philosophy of Unix (maaaybe GNU) and computers and the such work... with Linux most things you can get are free, and with money you get extra stuff. For example some people give support, feature request, or just for donations. So you can download the cheat sheets for free. If you read the cheat sheets it will reveal how to get all of the information from the videos in the course, minus my tips. If you want the video explanations and course support/forum then sign up and join the party.

With the sheets being introduced, I'll let you know what they are. They're showing you different commands and showing examples and usually one line descriptions of what they do. These commands are pretty much all you need for anything. I wonder how Turing-complete the course is? Basically you can use 8 commands to create anything that is possible with computers. This is like taking assembly language to the extreme. I'm giving you about 60 Linux commands though, which seems like it would have something for everybody and would be able to do what those 8 CPU commands would do, just in more abstracted ways.

In my experience the collection of these commands is like the Turing-completeness bare-bone ways to do anything in Linux. Anybody who wants to master Linux and is starting out could get by just fine with the cheat sheets. Mastery does require for you to be able to advance on your own as well.

If you want more than to grab your PDF's and quick info then sign up!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for people who want to learn Linux as fast as possible to be able to do what they want to do. This course is probably not for you if you don't know what Linux is.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 33 Lectures Collapse All 33 Lectures 01:49:31
3 Lectures 04:54

Welcome to the course!

Preview 01:51

Learn different ways you can run Linux.

Preview 02:14

Some tips on how to make your work in the console more enjoyable.

Preview 00:49
Installing Linux
2 Lectures 21:10

Walk through on installing Debian, similar to Ubuntu Server installation

Preview 14:11

Walk through of installing Ubuntu

Preview 06:59
Managing the File System
2 Lectures 13:06

Learn how to get around the system, copy and move files.

Preview 13:06

Are you ready to start exploring your system?

Navigating and Managing The System
5 questions
Working with Files
2 Lectures 05:14

Editing files the easy and hard ways. Hidden files, and creating a blank file right from the console.

Working with Files

Are you going to be ready to edit the files you need to edit?

Editing Files
5 questions
File Permissions
2 Lectures 04:23

Control access to files and directories depending on the user and group of the user.

Managing Permissions for Files and Directories

Do you have file permissions down?

File Permissions
5 questions
Admining the System
2 Lectures 10:02

Manage your system for multiple users.

Managing your system

Do you have the knowledge to admin your system?

System Administration
5 questions
Usefull Commands
2 Lectures 10:23

Commands to manipulate files.

Commonly Used Commands

Will you be able to use these commands?

Commands to help you along the way
5 questions
Managing Software
2 Lectures 02:15

Find, install, and remove software packages from your system.

Finding, Installing, and Removing Packages

Do you know what commands will keep your system up to date and have software you want?

Controlling what software is on your computer
3 questions
2 Lectures 01:27

Everything you need to know to control and manage processes, which are running programs.

Managing Processes

Will you be able to be efficient while working in the command line?

Controlling processes
5 questions
2 Lectures 02:04

Use the output of one program as the input of another program, and save the output of programs to a file.

Redirecting Output of Programs

Can you manage the output and input of programs?

Redirecting Output
3 questions
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About the Instructor
Alex Bylund
3.1 Average rating
69 Reviews
5,590 Students
2 Courses
Computer Enthusiast

I love almost anything to do with computers. I started using computers when I was a kid, and have been learning with and about them almost every day since.

I hope to create a lot of courses, and improve the ones I've created based on student feedback and new things that I learn along the way. I'm new to teaching, but believe that with support from my students I will be able to give them their ideal learning experience.

I've had a lot of different jobs in my life, so I'm able to apply different ways of thinking to different problems. One of my jobs was a computer programmer, where I worked on commercial software fixing bugs and programming tools.

I enjoy helping people with their problems. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and the things that I learn.