Course info
Jun 17, 2020
1h 17m

Can anyone really claim to be a power user without being proficient on the command line? In this course, Getting Started with Bash and Z Shell, you will learn the skill which lies at the heart of the open source ecosystem, and anyone who administers a Mac OS or Linux system will at some point need it. This includes devops professionals using tools like Docker, Vagrant, or Ansible. The same is true for developers who use modern programming languages like Python, Ruby, Node, and their package managers. Even people who feel the need to automate simple tasks will find it is the quintessential power tool. First, you will explore navigating around the text files. Then, you will discover how to list and edit text files. Then, you will move on to working with UNIX filenames and getting help for commands. Finally, you will learn about some advanced topics. This is a tutorial about the command line, teaching the basic concepts needed to start running shell commands. By the end of this course, you will have covered concepts that will be applicable to both Bash and the Z Shell, on any platform, ranging from Linux and Mac OS, to Windows, BSD, and other UNIX systems.

About the author
About the author

After years of working in software development, Reindert-Jan Ekker switched to teaching programmers in 2010 and never looked back. He authors Pluralsight courses and teaches classes about Python, data science, devops (among others). Even though he squeezes some development jobs in here and there, teaching is his real passion and he is looking forward to share this passion with you.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
[Autogenerated] Hi, everyone. My name is Randall and welcome to my course, getting started with fish in the sea shell. I am a longtime developer and educator. If my own company got sent, the UNIX command line, also called the Shell, is an essential power toe that will make you more productive. This is true whether you're a developer, a system administrator that develops engineer, the data scientists, its secret sector pitch available for basically every platform you can think off. It's been around forever, and it's not going anywhere. Instead, I would argue it's getting even more important over time. This course is meant as a gentle introduction for new command line users. We will cover basic concepts and take our first steps with me. Come on, time some off. The major topics that we will cover include navigating around the file system, the listing and editing text files, working with UNIX file names, getting help for commands, and we'll take a quick look at some off the more advanced topics like pipes and wild cards. By the end of this course, you'll have an overview off the power of the command line and you'll be able to run your first basic commands. I hope you'll join me to get started with fish in the sea shell here at rural sites.