Using Unix's command-line interface


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Using Unix's command-line interface

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'...

Using Unix's command-line interface
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Using Unix's command-line interface provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Tom Geller as part of the Drupal 7 Advanced Training

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