Linux Command Line - From Zero to Expert

person icon Mohammad Nauman

Linux Command Line - From Zero to Expert

Get in the rhythm of the command line as a first step towards Linux System Administration, VoIP and many more areas

updated on icon Updated on Oct, 2023

language icon Language - English

person icon Mohammad Nauman

architecture icon IT & Software,Operating Systems

Lectures -26

Duration -2.5 hours


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Course Description

This course is for you if you are new to the Linux Command Line but want to learn it without all the headaches. Linux command line is a cross-cutting skill.  If you are comfortable with the command line, you can learn a lot of different skills very quickly and with minimal hassle.  After taking this course, you will be all set to work with highly useful concepts such as Linux System Administration, setting up architectures for Machine Learning and Deep Learning, work with systems that enable VoIP and many many more areas.

In this course, we will start from scratch. This is a very applied course, so we will immediately start with the command line! We will explain everything through the commands and not bore you with dull slides. In fact, there isn't a single slide in this course!

If you have never worked with Linux before (or installed it), this course will show you how to set it up in a Virtual Machine with minimal effort. If you already have Linux or Mac, you can use that too. Then, we will start from zero and get you up to the level of expert without dumping too many commands on you.

We take a case study-based approach and motivate why we need the commands we're learning. If there is a command that is typically taught in courses but isn't used too often, we skip it so that you learn only the stuff that will be useful to you.

In this course, we aim to give you the feel of the rhythm behind the command line so that you are in the position to understand the philosophy behind the command line and use it to your advantage. Through this approach, we can cover the whole spectrum in less than 3 hours.

There is also a real-time chat system in place for students who enroll in this course. With a free signup, you get access to real-time chat with myself and fellow students who are working to complete this course (or have completed the course before you). We plan on creating this network of like-minded experts who can help each other out and collaborate on exciting ideas together.

Target Audience:

Anyone who:

  • Wants to know why the command line is a necessary tool for anyone working with computers   
  • Has never worked with Linux and wants to know what the fuss is all about 
  • Has worked with Linux or needs to do so but has been avoiding the command line

What you need to know before starting:

  • No prerequisites are assumed.
  • You can take this course even if you have never worked with Linux before.

*** UPDATES ***

  • Added section on remote connectivity and keeping processes running even on disconnect.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in excelling in Computer Science
  • Anyone who is interested in leveling up their command line skills
  • Anyone who wants a soft, case study-based introduction to the command line
  • Anyone who wants to know why people learn the command line
  • Anyone who wants to work on concepts such as Linux System Administration but gets stuck due to all the commands


What will you learn in this course:

  • Understand the usage of Linux command line
  • Understand why experts prefer the command line instead over Graphical User Interfaces
  • Understand how simple commands can be chained together to solve real issues
  • Stunning SUPPORT. I answer questions on the same day.
  • Be able to do complex tasks (such as download a youtube playlist) through the command line
  • Work with the extremely powerful vi editor and understand why people are so crazy about it (and how it can be useful to you)


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Basic Computer Usage Only (Everything else is covered in the course)
Linux Command Line - From Zero to Expert


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

Introduction & Setting Up
2 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction 03:22 03:22
  • play icon Setting Up 06:30 06:30
Getting Started
4 Lectures
Inter-Process Communication
3 Lectures
Disc Usage and Working with Multiple Files
4 Lectures
Working with Processes
2 Lectures
Basics of Networking
2 Lectures
The Might VI Editor
3 Lectures
Ownership and Permissions
2 Lectures
Finishing Touches
1 Lectures
Update 1: Remote Connections
2 Lectures

Instructor Details

Mohammad Nauman

Mohammad Nauman

PhD, programmer, researcher, designer and teacher.

I have a PhD in Computer Sciences and a PostDoc from the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems. I have been programming since early 2000 and have worked with many different languages, tools and platforms. I have an extensive research experience with many state-of-the-art models to my name. My research in Android security has led to some major shifts in the Android permission model.

I love teaching and the most important reason I upload on Tutorialspoint is to make sure people can find my content. If you have any problem with finances and you want to take my courses, please visit my site (link on the left). I am more than willing to give out coupons that will make the course more affordable for you.  

You can see all the different areas I've worked with on my site as well as on my github page.

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Suvankar Sen

It's a very nice and informative course. Thanks Nauman For the nice course.

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