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Using the Command Line

It's time for your first command line experience! In this lab, we will use SSH to connect to a remote server, log in, and run a few commands. The purpose of this lab is to help you become familiar with and comfortable using the command line to connect to a remote Linux host. This is something you're going to be doing often as you work with Linux, so let's practice!

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Jun 14, 2019

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Connect to the Remote Server

    Using your SSH client, connect to the remote server using the address, username, and password provided.

  2. Challenge

    Run Some Commands

    1. Run the following commands and note their output:


      Note: files have been added to the instance so you can see sample output.

    2. Congratulations! You have successfully run some of the most common commands in Linux! For some additional context on each of these commands, try adding man to the front and running them again. For example:

      man whoami
      man ls

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