Terminal commands can look cryptic, but they generally follow a specific pattern. Find out how commands are constructed, in this video.
- [Instructor] There are a few terms and ideas…you need to be familiar with…to really be productive using the command line.…Before we jump into using commands,…let's take a look…at how command line statements are structured.…The general pattern you'll see…is command, options, and arguments.…Here's a couple of common commands you'll see…with options and arguments that are used with them.…Don't worry about the specifics of the commands right now.…We'll see them in more detail later on.…I just want to show you…the structure of what we'll be working with…before we get into what these actually do.…
Depending on what you're doing,…you might just have a command…or a command and one or more options…or just a command with one or more arguments,…but there will always be a command.…That's the basic unit we're working with.…The command is the program you're running…or the action you're taking.…In the first case, here's ls which means list.…It shows the files in a specified directory,…but we'll see more detail about that later.…
- 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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