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Linux Command Line Essentials - Become a Linux Power User!

How to quickly and easily master the Linux Command Line. You'll learn how to manage files, directories, and more!
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Created by Jason Cannon
Last updated 5/2016
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  • 1 Supplemental Resource
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If you want to learn how to use the Linux command and want to do it quickly, read on.

Hello. My name is Jason Cannon and I'm the author of Linux for Beginners as well as the founder of the Linux Training Academy. When I ask people to tell me what they most want to learn about the Linux operating system, they all say the same thing: the command line.

That's why I've created this course. It's designed for people who want to develop command line skills on the Linux operating system and need to do it in a short period of time. By the end of the course you will be able to easily navigate your way around a Linux system and feel confident at the command line.

Free Bonus - Linux Command Line Cheat Sheet

As an added bonus for enrolling in the Linux Command Line Essentials video training course, you'll receive a cheat sheet and reference card that lists the most important Linux commands you'll need to know. It's a great way to quickly review what you've learned in this course AND you'll be able to easily find the command and options you're looking for too.


Here is what you will learn by taking Linux Command Line Essentials:

  • What components make up the command line prompt.
  • The 8 Linux commands that you'll use almost every time you log into a Linux system.
  • Exactly where commands are located and how to find them quickly.
  • How to get help using the built-in Linux documentation system.
  • How to manage files and directories.
  • The various ways to display the contents of files and how to easily edit them.
  • And those are just the highlights… You'll learn even more along the way.

What you learn in Linux Command Line Essentials applies to any Linux environment including Ubuntu, Debian, Linux Mint, RedHat, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, and more.

Enroll now and start learning the skills you need to master the Linux command line!

Who is the target audience?
  • People with limited time.
  • Anyone with a desire to learn about the Linux command line.
  • People that have Linux experience, but would like to learn about the Linux command line interface.
  • Existing Linux users that want to become power users.
  • People that need Linux knowledge for a personal or business project like hosting a website on a Linux server.
  • Professionals that need to learn Linux to become more effective at work. Helpdesk staff, application support engineers, and application developers that are required to use the Linux operating system.
  • Researchers, college professors, and college students that will be using Linux servers to conduct research or complete course work.
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What Will I Learn?
By the end of this course you will understand the fundamentals of the Linux command line and be able to apply that knowledge in a practical and useful manner.
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  • A desire to learn.
Curriculum For This Course
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1 Lecture 00:34

The course description describes what you will learn in this course.

Preview 00:34
Linux Command Line
8 Lectures 55:35

In this lesson you will learn what the shell is, how to access it, and what the superuser account is.

Welcome to the Linux Command Line

In this lesson you will learn some basic, yet essential Linux commands. You will be given an overview of each command and then a demonstration.

Basic Linux Commands

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to navigate man pages.
  • How the $PATH environment variable is used.
  • What the which command does.
  • How to ask commands for help.
  • How to search man pages.
Getting Help

Quiz 1
12 questions

In this lesson you will learn:

  • How to use directory shortcuts
  • How to execute commands out of your $PATH
  • How to create and remove directories
Managing Directories at the Command Line

In this lesson you will learn various commands that can be used to view files as well as how to use the nano text editor.

Viewing and Editing Files

This lesson will cover how to delete, copy, move, and rename files.
Managing Files at the Command Line

Wildcards - Part One

Wildcards - Part Two

Quiz 2
9 questions
1 Lecture 00:00
Linux Command Line Cheat Sheet
2 pages
Bonus 2 - Command Line Kung Fu
6 Lectures 17:41

Rerun a Command Starting with a String

Repeat as Root

Strip Out Comments and Blank Lines

About the Instructor
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Professional system administrator, consultant, and author.

Jason started his career as a Unix and Linux System Engineer in 1999. Since that time he has utilized his Linux skills at companies such as Xerox, UPS, Hewlett-Packard, and Additionally, he has acted as a technical consultant and independent contractor for small businesses and Fortune 500 companies.

Jason has professional experience with CentOS, RedHat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, and Ubuntu. He has used several Linux distributions on personal projects including Debian, Slackware, CrunchBang, and others. In addition to Linux, Jason has experience supporting proprietary Unix operating systems including AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris.

He enjoys teaching others how to use and exploit the power of the Linux operating system. He is also the author of the books "Linux for Beginners" and "Command Line Kung Fu."

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