Linux for Beginners
An Introduction to the Linux Operating System and Command Line
Updated on Nov, 2023
Language - English
Duration -6 hours
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 the software.
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What you learn in Linux for Beginners applies to any Linux environment including CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Kali Linux, Linux Mint, RedHat, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, and more.
When you enroll, you get lifetime access to the course. Your course never expires. You can study at your own pace and refer back to the lessons whenever you want!
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Who this course is for:
- 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 need to learn Linux to become more effective at work. Helpdesk staff, application support engineers, and application developers 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 will be using Linux servers to conduct research or complete coursework.
What will you learn in this course:
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.
What are the prerequisites for this course?
A desire to learn.
Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course
Background, Introduction, and Preparation.
- Course Overview 01:11 01:11
- Background and Introduction 07:14 07:14
- Linux Distributions 06:29 06:29
- Installing Linux using WSL on Windows (Windows Subsystem for Linux) 10:34 10:34
- Installing VirtualBox on Windows 04:37 04:37
- Installing VirtualBox on Intel-Based Macs 02:55 02:55
- Installing Linux Using an OVA (Open Virtual Appliance File) with VirtualBox 04:28 04:28
- VirtualBox Troubleshooting Tips 02:26 02:26
- Installing Linux on Apple Silicon CPU Macs 03:44 03:44
- When to Install Linux from Scratch or Manually 01:22 01:22
- Installing AlmaLinux from Scratch / AlmaLinux (Rocky Linux, RHEL) Manual Install 17:50 17:50
- Logging In Directly to a Linux System 06:22 06:22
- The Linux Directory Structure - Text
- The Linux Directory Structure 11:31 11:31
Files and Directories
Advanced Command Line Techniques
Addendum - Connecting to a Linux Virtual Machine Over the Network
Jason CannonProfessional 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."
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