Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Helpful keyboard shortcuts in the terminal, part of Learning Linux Command Line.
- [Voiceover] Before we move on to more specific commands,…there's a few other helpful things to know…about working at the command line.…The first is tab completion.…Tab completion is a feature of the Bash shell,…and many others, too,…and it lets you skip typing out a whole file name…or folder name when you're working at the command line.…It looks at everything in the current folder…and makes a guess about what you mean.…For example, I can type…ls - l Do and press tab.…
Hmm, nothing.…That's because tab doesn't know what to do.…I can press tab again, and now I see a list…of possibilities: documents and downloads…because they both start with Do.…The terminal has put what I typed before here…so I can continue using it.…I'll type c and press tab.…Now it knows what I mean because nothing…besides documents matches Doc.…I can press enter and see information…about the contents of this folder.…Autocomplete also works with commands in Bash…which makes it handy to discover new commands…or to refresh your memory…if you only remember the first part of a command.…
This course will establish the foundation for more advanced Linux topics. Find other Linux training courses here.
- What is the Linux command line?
- Writing Linux commands at the prompt
- Finding help for Linux commands
- Editing files and folders
- Configuring user roles and file permissions
- Using pipes to connect commands
- Peeking at files
- Searching and editing text
- Finding disk and system information
- Installing and updating software
Skill Level Beginner
1. Command-Line Basics
2. Files, Folders, and Permissions
3. Common Command-Line Tasks and Tools
4. A Peek at Some More Advanced Topics
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