About this Course

A quick, one-lesson introduction to the Unix-style command-line environment.

This course is intended to get you up to speed on the shell — using a terminal, managing files and directories, and running command-line programs.

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Timeline
Approx. 1 days
Skill Level
beginner
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Karl Krueger

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Prerequisites and Requirements

This is a course for beginners to the shell environment.

To take this course, you'll need a current Mac, Windows, or Linux computer.

You should be familiar with elementary programming concepts such as "statement", "variable", "argument to a function", and "file". No particular programming language is required, though.

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Why Take This Course

Although the Unix shell has an "old school" feel, it remains an important skill, due to the incredible popularity of Unix-like systems: The majority of web servers in the world today run on Linux, and the same bash command line is shipped with every Mac computer.

Using the shell is a prerequisite for many other developer skills including version control (such as git) and deployment.

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