Linux for Beginners
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Linux for Beginners

An Introduction to the Linux Operating System and Command Line
4.5 (1,140 ratings)
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Created by Jason Cannon
Last updated 6/2017
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Includes:
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 27 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • By the end of this course you will understand the fundamentals of the Linux operating system and be able to apply that knowledge in a practical and useful manner.
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Requirements
  • A desire to learn.
Description

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If you want to learn how to use Linux, but don't know where to start read on. Knowing where to start when learning a new skill can be a challenge, especially when the topic seems so vast. There can be so much information available that you can't even decide where to start. Or worse, you start down the path of learning and quickly discover too many concepts, commands, and nuances that aren't explained. This kind of experience is frustrating and leaves you with more questions than answers. Linux for Beginners doesn't make any assumptions about your background or knowledge of Linux. You need no prior knowledge to benefit from this course. You will be guided step by step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered they are explained in plain language, making it easy for anyone to understand.

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Here is what you will learn by taking Linux for Beginners:

  • How to get access to a Linux server if you don't already.
  • What a Linux distribution is and which one to choose.
  • What software is needed to connect to Linux from Mac and Windows computers.
  • What SSH is and how to use it.
  • The file system layout of Linux systems and where to find programs, configurations, and documentation.
  • The basic Linux commands you'll use most often.
  • Creating, renaming, moving, and deleting directories.
  • Listing, reading, creating, editing, copying, and deleting files.
  • Exactly how permissions work and how to decipher the most cryptic Linux permissions with ease.
  • How to use the nano, vi, and emacs editors.
  • Two methods to search for files and directories.
  • How to compare the contents of files.
  • What pipes are, why they are useful, and how to use them.
  • How to compress files to save space and make transferring data easy.
  • How and why to redirect input and output from applications.
  • How to customize your shell prompt.
  • How to be efficient at the command line by using aliases, tab completion, and your shell history.
  • How to schedule and automate jobs using cron.
  • How to switch users and run processes as others.
  • How to find and install software.
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Who is the target audience?
  • People with limited time
  • Anyone with a desire to learn about Linux.
  • 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.
  • People thinking about a career as a Linux system administrator or engineer, but need the basics first.
  • Researchers, college professors, and college students that will be using Linux servers to conduct research or complete course work.
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Curriculum For This Course
76 Lectures
06:57:39
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Background, Introduction, and Preparation.
15 Lectures 01:06:14

This is an overview of the course. You will learn about some of the topics that will be covered and demonstrated as the course progresses.

Preview 01:11

In this lesson you will learn:

  • What Linux is
  • Brief history of Linux
  • What a Linux Distribution is
  • Reasons Linux is used
Background and Introduction
06:46



Installing VirtualBox on Mac
02:55

Installing Linux Using an Image for VirtualBox
04:43

VirtualBox Troubleshooting Tips
02:26

When to Install Linux from Scratch
01:16


In this lesson you will learn how to connect to a Linux system directly and over the network. You'll learn about SSH and the software that you'll need to connect to a Linux system.

Getting Connected - Text
14 pages

Connect Directly
01:44

In this lesson you will learn how to connect to a Linux system directly and over the network. You'll learn about SSH and the software that you'll need to connect to a Linux system.

Getting Connected
11:27

In this lesson you will learn about the Linux directory structure. You'll learn where different components of the operating system are located. You'll also learn how applications can employ the same conventions for their directory structures.

The Linux Directory Structure - Text
5 pages

In this lesson you will learn about the Linux directory structure. You'll learn where different components of the operating system are located. You'll also learn how applications can employ the same conventions for their directory structures.

The Linux Directory Structure
10:02

Review
00:27

Quiz 1
5 questions
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Files and Directories
34 Lectures 02:23:59

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

Welcome to Shell - Text
2 pages

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

Welcome to Shell
07:35

In this lesson you will learn some basic, yet essential Linux commands.

Basic Linux Commands - Text
1 page

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
05:06

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.
Teach Yourself to Fish - Text
2 pages

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.
Teach Yourself to Fish
05:56

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
Working with Directories - Text
2 pages

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
Working with Directories
08:57

In this lesson you will learn how to list files with the ls command and how to interpret the ls output.

Listing Files and Understanding ls Output - Text
5 pages

In this lesson you will learn how to list files with the ls command and how to interpret the ls output.

Listing Files and Understanding ls Output
11:45

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Symbolic permissions
  • Numeric and octal permissions
  • File versus directory permissions
  • Changing permissions
  • Working with groups
  • File creation mask
File and Directory Permissions Explained - Text
9 pages

The permissions lesson is broken into two parts. In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Symbolic permissions
  • Numeric and octal permissions
  • File versus directory permissions
  • Changing permissions
  • Working with groups
  • File creation mask
File and Directory Permissions Explained - Part One
11:14

This is part two of the permissions lesson. In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Symbolic permissions
  • Numeric and octal permissions
  • File versus directory permissions
  • Changing permissions
  • Working with groups
  • File creation mask
File and Directory Permissions Explained - Part Two
09:28

In this lesson you will learn about two commands that will help you find files and directories.

Preview 3 pages

In this lesson you will learn about two commands that will help you find files and directories.

Finding Files and Directories
06:37

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 Files and the Nano Editor - Text
2 pages

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 Files and the Nano Editor
05:16

In this lesson you will learn how to edit files with the vi editor.

Editing Files with Vi - Text
4 pages

In this lesson you will learn how to edit files with the vi editor.

Editing Files with Vi
09:58

Vi Cheat Sheet
1 page

In this lesson you will learn how to edit files with the emacs editor.

Editing Files with Emacs - Text
3 pages

In this lesson you will learn how to edit files with the emacs editor.

Editing Files with Emacs
05:40

Emacs Cheat Sheet
1 page

This lesson will touch on some of the graphical editors available in the Linux operating system.

Graphical Editors
04:22

This lesson will cover how to delete, copy, move, and rename files.

Deleting, Copying, Moving, and Renaming Files
11:08

Wildcards - Part One
05:12

Wildcards - Part Two
07:03

This lesson covers the various types of input and output as well as how to redirect that input and output.

Input, Output, and Redirection
07:46

In this lesson you will learn three strategies for comparing the differences between two files.

Comparing Files
04:13

In this lesson you will learn how to search through the contents of files. Additionally you will learn about pipes and how they can be used to aid searches.

Searching in Files and Using Pipes - Text
3 pages

In this lesson you will learn how to search through the contents of files. Additionally you will learn about pipes and how they can be used to aid searches.

Searching in Files and Using Pipes
09:41

In this lesson you will learn how to transfer and copy files over the network.

See the supplementary material for a list of SCP and SFTP clients.

Transferring and Copying Files over the Network - Text
3 pages

In this lesson you will learn how to transfer and copy files over the network.

See the supplementary material for a list of SCP and SFTP clients.

Transferring and Copying Files over the Network
06:35

Review
00:27

Quiz 2
10 questions
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Advanced Command Line Techniques
17 Lectures 01:09:21

In this lesson you will learn how to customize your shell prompt.

Customizing the Shell Prompt - Text
2 pages

In this lesson you will learn how to customize your shell prompt.

Customizing the Shell Prompt
05:08

In this lesson you will learn how to list, create, delete, and persist shell aliases.

Shell Aliases - Text
1 page

In this lesson you will learn how to list, create, delete, and persist shell aliases.

Shell Aliases
03:41

Environment Variables
07:55

In this lesson you will learn about environment variables.

Environment Variables - Text
2 pages

In this lesson you will learn how to display information about running programs and processes. You will also learn how to control the behavior of processes, including running processes in the background and terminating processes.

Processes and Job Control - Text
4 pages

In this lesson you will learn how to display information about running programs and processes. You will also learn how to control the behavior of processes, including running processes in the background and terminating processes.

Processes and Job Control
11:53

In this lesson you will learn how to schedule jobs and automate tasks using the cron service.

Scheduling Repeated Jobs with Cron - Text
3 pages

In this lesson you will learn how to schedule jobs and automate tasks using the cron service.

Scheduling Repeated Jobs with Cron
05:50

In this lesson you will learn how to switch to other accounts and run programs as different users.

Switching Users and Running Commands as Others - Text
3 pages

In this lesson you will learn how to switch to other accounts and run programs as different users.

Switching Users and Running Commands as Others
08:10

In this lesson you will learn the important differences between interactive and non-interactive sessions.

Interactive and Non-interactive Shell Sessions
2 pages

In this lesson you will learn how to manipulate your shell history. Additionally, you will learn how to use tab completion. Finally command line editing is covered.

Shell History, Tab Completion, and Command Line Editing - Text
4 pages

In this lesson you will learn about shell history, the exclamation mark expansion syntax, and autocompletion.

Shell History and Tab Completion
13:11

In this lesson you will learn how to search for, install, and remove software.

Installing Software
13:33

In this lesson you will learn how to search for, install, and remove software.

Installing Software - Text
5 pages

Quiz 3
6 questions
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Summary
1 Lecture 01:06

Thanks for taking the "Linux for Beginners" course!

Conclusion - Congratulations and Thank You!
01:06
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Bonus
1 Lecture 09:26

This lesson covers installing Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Wordpress on an Ubuntu system.

Installing Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Wordpress on Ubuntu
09:26
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Addendum - Connecting to a Linux Virtual Machine Over the Network
1 Lecture 11:14
Connecting to a Linux Virtual Machine Over the Network
11:14
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Videos Replaced by Updated Lectures
6 Lectures 27:33

In this lesson you will learn several methods that you can use to get access to a Linux system.

Getting Access to a Linux System - Text
2 pages

In this lesson you will learn several methods that you can use to get access to a Linux system.

NOTE: In addtion to http://simpleshell.com you can use http://www.webminal.org or http://linuxzoo.net.

Getting Access to a Linux System
07:41

In this lesson you will learn how to install VirtualBox on Windows.

Installing VirtualBox on Windows
03:27

In this lesson you will learn how to install VirtualBox on Mac.

Installing VirtualBox on Mac
01:11

In this lesson you will learn how to create a Linux Virtual Machine using VirtualBox and Virtual Disk Images.

The Linux Virtual Machine can be used to practice your Linux skills as you progress through the course.

Installing Linux Using an Image for VirtualBox
04:50

In this lesson you will learn how to install Virtualbox and Ubuntu.

Installing Ubuntu from Scratch
10:24
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Bonus Lecture Section: Get my other courses at the maximum discount!
1 Lecture 00:50
Bonus Lecture: Get my other courses at the maximum discount!
00:50
About the Instructor
Jason Cannon
4.5 Average rating
12,473 Reviews
96,620 Students
13 Courses
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 Amazon.com. 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."