The Art of Doing: Learn the Linux Command Line

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The Art of Doing: Learn the Linux Command Line

Master the Linux command line and develop fundamental skills needed to begin your journey into ethical hacking

updated on icon Updated on Oct, 2023

language icon Language - English

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architecture icon IT & Software,Network & Security,Linux Command Line

Lectures -35

Duration -6.5 hours


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Course Description

Linux commands are so powerful that by using them you can interact with your computer without any assistance of point and click GUI applications. Linux commands are also essential if you are looking to step into the world of ethical hacking. This course will take you through the Linux command line and, in no time, you will be comfortable in performing file and management tasks by using only the Linux commands.

The course starts with explaining the installation process of VirtualBox and Kali Linux. Next, you will get to know your computer with the help of terminal commands, such as IP config, ping, IP, DP, free, ps, top, kill, who am I, and name. Moving along, you will learn to navigate through the directory structures and become familiar with the task of making and manipulating files. Later, you will learn to use the grep and awk commands to search through files and understand the concept of changing file permissions. Next, you will learn how to create and modify users and groups and go through the steps of installing new software. Toward the end, you will learn how to compress and extract files and get an overview of Bash scripting.

By the end of this course, you will have developed the basic Linux command line skills that will help you to start your career in ethical hacking.

All the recourses and supportive files for this course are available on GitHub: https://github.com/PacktPublishing/The-Art-of-Doing-Learn-the-Linux-Command-Line


This course is designed for anyone who wants to lay a solid foundation in the Linux command line and wants to enter into the career of ethical hacking.


What will you learn in this course:

  • Become familiar with essential Linux terminal commands
  • Create and modify files and directories
  • Run Kali Linux as a virtual machine on your computer
  • Change permissions of files to read, write, and execute
  • Compress and uncompress files and directories
  • Find out how to write error-free Linux Bash scripts


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • To get started with this course, all you need is a computer with a working internet connection.
The Art of Doing: Learn the Linux Command Line


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

Virtual Box
3 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction to the Course 05:37 05:37
  • play icon Installing Virtual Box 03:12 03:12
  • play icon Installing Kali Linux Virtual Machine 11:40 11:40
Entering Terminal Commands: Getting to Know Your Computer
3 Lectures
Navigating the Terminal
3 Lectures
Making and Manipulating Files
3 Lectures
Searching Through Files
4 Lectures
Changing File Permissions and Executing Files
5 Lectures
Installing the Software
3 Lectures
Compressing and Extracting Files
3 Lectures
Basics of Bash Scripting
8 Lectures

Instructor Details

Packt Publishing

Packt Publishing

Founded in 2004 in Birmingham, UK, Packt's mission is to help the world put software to work in new ways, through the delivery of effective learning and information services to IT professionals.

Working towards that vision, we have published over 6,500 books and videos so far, providing IT professionals with the actionable knowledge they need to get the job done - whether that's specific learning on an emerging technology or optimizing key skills in more established tools.

As part of our mission, we have also awarded over $1,000,000 through our Open Source Project Royalty scheme, helping numerous projects become household names along the way.

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