- Exploring filesystems
- Installing Linux on a physical or virtual machine
- Working with files, directories, and links
- Finding files
- Handling input/output redirection
- Comparing text files and non-text files
- Compressing and decompressing files
- Configuring file permissions
- Managing the root account
- Accessing the command line remotely
- Transferring files
Skill Level Beginner
- [Scott] If you're interested in becoming a Linux system administrator, an essential set of commands is a good place to start. I'm Scott Simpson and in this course we'll explore the essential commands you need to be aware of by using them on Ubuntu, a popular distribution as Linux. We'll take a quick look at installing Ubuntu in various ways and then we'll dig into the command line and some essential skills that you'll need there. I'll show you how to identify different kinds of files and how to use a redirection and symbolic links. Then we'll compare and archive files.
We'll also get into some security topics that you'll need to know about as you start out. I'll explain how to set security permissions on files and how to log into the system remotely. This is the first course in a series covering Linux system administration skills for an aspiring system administrator. The journey of becoming a system administrator requires study but, more importantly, requires practice. So, I encourage you to take some time after this course to practice and explore. These basics lay the groundwork for later learning so let's go.