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  • Basics of the command line 
  • Working with files and directories from the command line 
  • Applying commands to solve real problems instead of made-up issues
  • Understand how very simple and easy-to-understand commands work together to solve much bigger and important problems
  • Master keyboard shortcuts that will save you a lot of time and effort when working with the command line
  • Perform operations that simply cannot be done in Graphical User Interfaces
  • Follow a case study that shows how the command line can be used to download a complete YouTube playlist (and learn quite a few commands along the way)
  • Work with the extremely powerful vi editor and understand why people are so crazy about it (and how it can be useful to you)
  • Learn how professionals make their command lines look cool

In this course, we start from scratch. So we will immediately start with the command line! We will explain everything through commands and won't bore you with dull slides. In fact, there isn't a single slide in this course!
If you have never worked with Linux before (or installed it), this course will show you how to set it up in a Virtual Machine with minimal effort. If you already have Linux or Mac, you can use that too. Then, we will start from zero and get you up to the level of expert without dumping too many commands on you. We aim to give you a feel for the command line so that you are in the position to understand its underlying philosophy and use it to your advantage.
This course is for you if you are new to the Linux Command Line but want to learn it without headaches. If you are comfortable with the command line, you can learn a lot of different skills very quickly and with minimal hassle. After taking this course, you will be all set to work with highly useful concepts such as Linux System Administration, setting up architectures for Machine Learning and Deep Learning, working with systems that enable VoIP, and many many more.

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Style and Approach

This course will take a case study-based approach and explains why we need the commands we're learning. If there is a command that is typically taught in courses but isn't used too often, we skip it so that you learn only the stuff that will be useful to you.

  • Understand the usage of the Linux command line
  • Understand why experts prefer the command line to Graphical User Interfaces
  • Understand how simple commands can be chained together to solve real issues
  • Perform complex tasks (such as downloading a YouTube playlist) through the command line
  • Work with the extremely powerful vi editor and understand why people are so crazy about it (and how it can be useful to you)
Course Length 2 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781838551032
Date Of Publication 19 Dec 2018


Dr. Mohammad Abdur Razzaque

Dr. Mohammad Abdur Razzaque is a senior lecturer in the School of Computing and Digital Technologies, Teesside University, UK. He has more than 14 years of research and development and teaching experience on distributed systems (Internet of Things, P2P networking, and cloud computing) as well as experience in cybersecurity. He is an expert in end-to-end (sensors-to-cloud) IoT solutions. He offers consultancy in the areas of IoT solutions and the use of machine learning techniques in businesses. He has successfully published more than 65 research papers in these areas. He holds a PhD in distributed systems (P2P wireless sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks) from the School of Computer Science and Informatics, UCD, Dublin (2008).