It's helpful to know what kind of Linux environment you're using. This video covers a few ways to gather that information.
- [Narrator] Up until now,…almost everything we've done…has been distribution independent.…That is, it hasn't mattered if you're running CentOS,…Fedora, Ubuntu, or another distribution of Linux.…But it's good to know what environment you're working with,…in case you need to make some changes to the system…or to install software.…And it's just good to know what you're working with.…If you find yourself in an environment…that you don't know about,…it's pretty easy to figure out…what distribution you're using.…This information is kept in files…inside the ETC folder.…
What it's called specifically varies by distro,…but we can use a wild card to target…the names of these files and see what's inside them.…First, let's take a look at what these files are.…I'll write ls dash lah,…etc, asterisk, release.…In my case, I have two files here,…lsb release and os release,…which is a link to another file in usr lib.…Let's see what information's in there.…
To do that, we'll type cat, etc, asterisk, release.…Which lists the contents of all of the files…
- Recognize what the characters “-h” represent in the statement “df –h/home/alice/Documents”.
- Explain how to recall a previous command in Bash.
- Identify what the command “ls -l” will show.
- Recall what is needed to use the find command to look for files by name, size, and so on.
- List the two modes file permissions can be set to.
- Recall why many command line tools are intended to be used in pipes with other commands.
- Explain what the command “grep -E "" report.txt” will show.
- Identify what the “>” symbol is often used for.
Skill Level Beginner
Learning SQL Server Development on Linuxwith Joey D'Antoni1h 54m Intermediate
What you should know1m 51s
1. Setting Up Your Environment
2. Command-Line Basics
3. Files, Folders, and Permissions
4. Common Command-Line Tasks and Tools
5. A Peek at Some More Advanced Topics
Next steps1m 28s
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