Join Tom Geller for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Unix's command-line interface, part of Drupal 7 Advanced Training.
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Drupal can run on a variety of operating systems, but an overwhelming majority…of the time your web host will be running on a UNIX-like operating system such as Linux.…For the sake of convenience, I'll call all such operating systems UNIX, although…technically that's not quite true.…The primary way that you interact with UNIX is by typing command into what's…commonly called the command-line interface.…There's no dragging and dropping, no double clicking, and the command themselves…can be kind of obscure.…The good news is that you only need to know a few of them to maintain, update,…and tweak your Drupal site.…
A quick warning though: UNIX is extremely powerful.…It's actually possible to wipe out everything you have with only a few quick commands.…So I do recommend further study before you dive in.…Here we go with the basics.…The first thing that you'll need to do is to connect to your web host using a…terminal program such as I have here on Mac OS.…On the Mac, you'll find that inside the Applications folder, then inside…
Drupal 7 Advanced Training was designed as a follow-up to Drupal 7 Essential Training and it also dovetails nicely with our other Drupal courses, such as Drupal 7 Reporting and Visualizing Data and Create Your First Online Store with Drupal Commerce.
- Moving a site from the development environment to production
- Hosting a Drupal site
- Moving databases with phpMyAdmin and Unix commands
- Making site administration more efficient with Drush
- Backing up site data
- Moderating comments
- Migrating from previous versions of Drupal
- Working with themes
- Creating variable layouts
- Enabling social features
- Creating an online store with Drupal Commerce