Linux Command Line Basics

This is an introductory course to the Linux command Line. It is ideal for beginners but is also great for advanced users
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  • Lectures 37
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2013 English

Course Description

Join the most popular #1 Linux Course on Udemy. Become an effective Linux user and advance your Career. Learning the Linux Command Line will take you FAR !

Learn to appreciate the powerfulness of the command line.

Understand the structure of the Linux File system

Learn how to navigate your file system using few simple commands !

Learn how to create, modify and process files.

Learn how to create your own commands

There is a file associated with every video explaining the commands to reinforce your understanding and to clear any confusion you have .

What are the requirements?

  • any linux distribution installed or even on a virtual machine

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the basics of the command line
  • Realize the potential of the command line
  • Learn to navigate your Filesystem
  • Understand the Filesystem hierarchy
  • Understand how to use command options
  • Learn to create links
  • Learn powerful wild cards
  • Learn how to create,view and manipulate files
  • Learn to use different text editors (nano,gedit)
  • Learn where to find help while using the command line
  • Create you own commands

Who is the target audience?

  • Linux users or learners
  • Windows users who wants to migrate to Linux but are afraid to make the move !

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to the Command Line

Learn how to open your terminal


Here we learn how to display the date on our terminal


In this video, you will learn how the Linux file system is structured. You will also learn about some important directories. I suggest that you take a look at the pdf file in the downloadable materials after watching this video.


Learn how to navigate your Linux system through your command line (Terminal)

File system
3 questions

Notice the similarity and the consistency of the Linux Commands


Understand the two types of Linux Links and realise the differences between them.


Learn how to create linux links on your command line


Creating a directory loop using Linux soft links !

Linux Links
3 questions

Here we explore the different options for our ls command

ls command options
6 questions
Section 2: Working with Files

update the timestamps and create files with the touch command


Learn how to create directories and remove empty directories using mkdir and rmdir commands


Learn how to remove any kind of file with the rm command

Removing Files
4 questions

Learn how to copy files and directories


Learn how to move (cut) and rename files using the mv command


Reveal any file type with the file command and notice the insignificance of file extensions in Linux


Understand how spaces works within a filename in Linux and how to deal with filenames that have spaces


How to add special characters to a filename and how to deal with them


Learn the tab trick to auto-complete your commands and file names. Make your life easier at the command line!


Learn some valuable shortcuts that will facilitate your life at the command line

Section 3: Viewing and Editing Files

Exploring the default graphical text editor gedit for Linux (gnome)


Learn how to use the command line text editor nano


Learn how to display the history of your command line


Learn how to view text files with the less command


Learn how to view text files with the cat and tac commands


Learn how to view the first lines (or the last lines) of a text files using the head and tail commands


Learn how to display the number of lines,characters,words in a text file

Section 4: Help yourself !

Explore the different types of commands


Learn how to display the location of the executable commands


Learn how to display the help pages for the shell builtins and the manual pages for the executable commands.


Learn how to display a brief description about your executable programs (commands).

Types of commands and finding help
5 questions
Section 5: Make your Own Commands

Learn how to execute multiple commands on a single line (in two different ways).

Combining commands
4 questions

Learn some powerful wildcards that will increase your efficiency at the command line


Deepen your knowledge of the Linux wildcards

5 questions

Learn how to create your Linux commands !


Realise the potential and the usefulness of the alias command.


Learn how to delete aliases and how to save your alias permanently.

4 questions

Check your understanding on the alias command

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Instructor Biography

Ahmed Alkabary, Linux Enthusiast, Programmer, Mathematician

I started programming since high school learning Visual Basic and MySQL, which then made me major in computer science and mathematics. I am a big fan of all Linux distributions and find them really powerful operating systems. I have certifications from Oracle and LPI (Linux professional institute) . I am also a proud member of the Linux Foundation

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