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Unix/Linux and Shell Scripting - Crash Course

This free online course will make you a pro on the Linux/Unix Command Line, and in shell scripting in Unix.

Operating Systems
Free Course
Linux/Unix systems are used widely whether it is on your cell phone or your Mac. In this free online Unix/Linux course you will learn how to perform basic as well as advanced commands in Linux and then learn some shell scripting in Unix. You will learn how to use a variety of shortcuts and also learn how to use some basic editors like vim. So start this course today and commands like echo/cat/head/tail will become second nature to you.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive

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Linux/Unix systems and commands are universally used. In this free Unix/Linux and Shell Scripting - Crash Course you will learn how to perform basic as well as advanced commands in Linux and also learn some shell scripting. Linux and Unix though similar, have different development histories which you need to understand. Unix started way back in the 1970s but Linux was developed during the 1990s.

In this course you will learn about file permissions and why they have to be maintained using Unix. You will learn how to use commands like chmod and sudo for permissions. You will also learn commands like cat/touch/head and tail. The command cat will let you see the contents of your file, head and tail will let you see the contents from the top and bottom. You will create files and directories, and learn how to navigate between directories.

Finally tools like Git, Python and Grep enable you to be more powerful. You will learn how to use these in sync with Unix/Linux. In git you'll learn how to add, commit and push, as well as how to find differences between files using git. Grep will help you detect and find string patterns in files. This course will be of great interest to learners who would like to learn more about Linux/Unix systems and their commands. So start this free course today and learn valuable Linux/Unix programming skills.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify how to use the basic commands in linux and Unix
  • Recognize Linux commands to work with files using Linux commands
  • Desribe basic shell scripts
  • Identify how to use VIM and it's shortcuts
  • Recognize how to use the echo command
  • Recognize how to use the cat command
  • Discuss simple python commands from the shell
  • Discuss basic git commands from the shell
  • Describe files and view data without having to open files
  • Select files and directories
  • Identify Files and Directories using Unix Commands
  • Identify the chmod/scp and sudo commands for permissions
  • Describe basic shellscripts to execute if/else statements and loops
  • Describe simple Python commands from the shell
  • Summarize git commands like add/commit/push/pull from the shell


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