Getting Started with the Linux Command Line

by David Clinton

Linux is the dominant OS of the cloud, DevOps, and enterprise servers. Since Linux administration happens on the command line, and since you want a part of all that action, you'll enjoy this introduction to the admin tool where it all happens.

What you'll learn

Ready to take your first steps towards serious Linux administration? In this course, Getting Started with the Linux Command Line, you will learn the basics of Linux file system navigation and administration. First, you will discover network connectivity. Next, you will build a knowledgable foundation in bash scripting. Finally, you will explore some of the basics of command syntax patterns. When you are finished with this course, you will understand and be comfortable enough with the Linux terminal that you'll be ready to begin exploring your own Linux administration projects.

About the author

David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted. David has administered, written about, and created training material for many cutting edge technical subjects, including Linux systems, Cloud Computing (in particular Amazon's AWS), container technologies like Docker, and many in-demand DevOps tools.

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