The terminal is a text-native environment. Learn to manipulate text files using command-line tools.
- [Instructor] Text files are at the heart of Linux.…Configuration files for most services and programs…are text files, as well as logs and mail.…And traditionally, command line tools are built…to expect text as an input and output text as a product.…While we can create text files using various tools…we'll see later, one of the most common ways of interacting…with text files is through a text editor.…If you're working in a graphical environment,…you'll have something like gedit or Kate depending…on your environment.…But at the command line there are a few options as well.…
In this video we'll take a look at nano and Vim,…two commonly used text editors that are either installed…with or easily available to install on all Linux distros.…Nano is a very small and lightweight editor.…It's great for beginners, but that doesn't mean only…beginners use it.…Vim is more full featured which means it's technically…more powerful but that also adds some complexity…when you're using it.…It's fine to prefer one over the other, but the important…
- 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
1. Install and Log Into Ubuntu
System documentation11m 21s
2. Working with Files in the Terminal
3. Security and Administration
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