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Linux OS & Command Line Basics

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Linux OS & Command Line Basics

Develop a good working knowledge of Linux Operating System using both the graphical interface and command line across the major Linux distribution families.

Linux, an operating system kernel first released on September 17, 1991, by Linus Torvalds, is a Unix-like, open source and community-developed operating system for computers, servers, mainframes, mobile devices and embedded devices. It is supported on almost every major computer platform including x86, ARM and SPARC, making it one of the most widely supported operating systems. Linux is typically packaged in a Linux distribution.

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of the Linux operating system and be able to apply that knowledge in a practical and useful manner.

Here is what you will learn by taking this course:

  • What a Linux distribution is and which one to choose.
  • What software is needed to connect to Linux from Mac and Windows computers.
  • The file system layout of Linux systems and where to find programs, configurations, and documentation.
  • Learn about the terminal user interface.
  • See how you can interact with a Linux server using shell commands.
  • Different kinds of shell commands that work with the terminal in different ways.
  • Working with files and directories is a big part of using the shell.
  • Learn basic commands for interacting with the filesystem.
  • 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.
  • Methods to search for files and directories.
  • 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 software.

Programme Code: LNX

Duration: 8 weeks

Tuition Fee: ₦ 40,500.00 45,000.00 [NA]

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