Linux command line for beginners
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Linux command line for beginners

Learn the basics of the Linux CLI
4.6 (19 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.
62 students enrolled
Created by Jimmy Larsson
Last updated 4/2017
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Do basic tasks of managing a Linux system.
  • Do daily tasks in the command line.
  • Create users, manage rights, redirect and pipelining of command inputs and outputs.
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  • Basic computer knowledges is a good start
  • Download and install a Linux distribution before starting the course helps!
In this course you will get an introduction to the Linux command shell. You will learn how to navigate in the file system, how file rights works and how to modify file permissions. You will also learn how to setup remote ssh login access and how to use the sudo and su commands. Furthermore You will also learn the power of redirections and pipelining that makes it possible for you to combine several commands to achieve the desired result.

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After finishing this course you will feel confident and have a base knowledge of the Linux command shell.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone that have never worked with Linux command line before.
  • Windows system engineers
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Curriculum For This Course
25 Lectures
Introduction and welcome message
2 Lectures 08:18

A short introduction. Who am I and what is this course all about.

Preview 02:02

You will have a short background about Linux. The history of Unix/Linux shortly and what components that together makes a Linux distribution.

About Linux in general
The bits and pieces of using Linux CLI
21 Lectures 02:44:47

We will have a look at the first and most basic shell commands.

Your first shell commands

How can we create files, move them, rename and delete? You will learn in this lecture.

File management commands

How to change directory, what is the default directory and so on...

Navigating the file system

The famous echo command will print anything you select on screen. How about Hello World? :-)

The echo command

More and less are both more and less the same thing, but less is more. You will use them both to look at text one screen at a time.

More and less

How to use wc to count words, lines and characters. How to sort text line by line and how to use head and tail to see beginning/end of file. 

Common filters: wc, sort, head and tail

This is the real power of shell commands: To connect commands together


In this assignment You are asked to solve a task using the tools you have learned so far...
Combining filters to solve a task
2 questions

In this lecture you will learn about the file descriptor stderr that will show all error messages, and how to redirect that output.

Standard error

You will learn how to enable ssh remote login

Enabling SSH access

sudo is the power. I explain the differences between sudo and su, and how to use these very powerful commands.

sudo su and root

What makes a file hidden? And how do we show them?

Hidden files

File Permissions

A quick check if you understand the file permission command
Changing file permissions
1 question

How to use the chmod to change file permissions

Changing file permissions

You will learn how file ownerships works and how to change it.

Changing file ownership

How to inverse the grep and how to ignore case.

Grep with inverse and ignore case

The nano and pico editors

About the /etc/passwd file

The passwd file

How to add and delete users

Adding users

Linux has a simple but effective group management system that will be explained here.


How to get out of the vi editor

The escape of the vi editor!
1 Lecture 02:07

This is a short round-up where I conclude the course so far. Thanks for watching!

Bonus material
1 Lecture 00:31
Bonus lecture - about me and my other courses
About the Instructor
Jimmy Larsson
4.3 Average rating
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3,569 Students
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Senior Consultant, Instructor and CISSP

I have been working in IT since 1991. My focus the last 15 years has been in Routing&Switching and Security. I have certifications in Cisco (CCNA, CCNP, CCSP) since 2000, also certified Checkpoing CCSA/CCSP and ISC2 CISSP. After 20+ years as an IT consultant I have a broad as well as deep knowledge in TCP/IP, routing, switching and firewalling.