Linux Command Line Basics
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Linux Command Line Basics

This is an introductory course to the Linux command Line. It's great for both Linux beginners and advanced Linux users.
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Created by Ahmed Alkabary
Last updated 9/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • realize the potential of the Linux command line.
  • navigating the Linux Filesystem.
  • explain the Linux Filesystem hierarchy .
  • use command options .
  • create hard and soft links.
  • use powerful Linux wild cards.
  • create,view and manipulate files.
  • use different Linux text editors (nano,gedit).
  • find help while using the Linux command line.
  • create you own Linux commands .
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  • A desire to learn Linux.
  • any Linux distribution installed on your computer ( even on a virtual machine).

Join the most popular #1 Linux Course on Udemy (Over 70,000 students).

Become an effective Linux user and advance your Career. Learning the Linux Command Line will take you FAR !

Learn to appreciate the power of the Linux command line.

Understand the structure of the Linux File System.

Learn how to navigate your Linux File System using few simple commands !

Learn how to create, modify and process files.

Learn how to create your own Linux commands.

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

Who is the target audience?
  • anyone who wants to get started with Linux.
  • existing Linux users or learners who wants to be effective at using the Linux command Line.
  • windows or mac users who wants to migrate to Linux but are afraid to make the move !
  • aspiring Linux system administrators.
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
Introduction to the Command Line
10 Lectures 01:14:42

Learn how to open your terminal

Preview 03:02

Here we learn how to display the date on our terminal

Few simple commands

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.

Preview 06:58

You can win a Chromebook !

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

Navigating the File system

File system
3 questions

Notice the similarity and the consistency of the Linux Commands

ls like cd !

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

Preview 04:00

Learn how to create linux links on your command line

Creating Links

Creating a directory loop using Linux soft links !

A directory loop !

Linux Links
3 questions

Here we explore the different options for our ls command

ls command options

ls command options
6 questions
Working with Files
10 Lectures 01:23:00

update the timestamps and create files with the touch command

The touch command

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

Make a directory and remove empty directories

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

Remove files using the rm command

Removing Files
4 questions

Learn how to copy files and directories

Copy files using the cp command

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

Move and rename files using the mv command

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

The file command

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

Filenames and spaces

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

Filenames and special characters

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

Auto completion

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

Keyboard shortcuts
Viewing and Editing Files
7 Lectures 46:54

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

Our graphical text editor (gedit)

Learn how to use the command line text editor nano


Learn how to display the history of your command line

Command Line History

Learn how to view text files with the less command

viewing text files with less

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

viewing files with cat and tac

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

head and tail commands

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

The wc command
Help yourself !
4 Lectures 27:38

Explore the different types of commands

Types of Commands

Learn how to display the location of the executable commands

The which command

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

help and man

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

Whatis going on ?

Types of commands and finding help
5 questions
Make your Own Commands
7 Lectures 01:05:46

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

Combining multiple commands

Combining commands
4 questions

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

Wildcards #1

Deepen your knowledge of the Linux wildcards

Wildcards #2

5 questions

Learn how to create your Linux commands !

alias #1

Realise the potential and the usefulness of the alias command.

alias #2

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

alias #3

Check your understanding on the alias command

4 questions

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About the Instructor
Ahmed Alkabary
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Developer & Linux enthusiast - With 70,000+ Happy Students

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.I have over 6 years experience working with Linux systems.  I was awarded the Academic Aces scholarship by the Linux foundation for my contribution to the Linux project.