Learn about the Linux directory structure using basic tools and command-line text editing. Query the operating system for hardware, OS, and user information; archive and compress files using gzip and tar; and more.
- [Narrator] Linux is becoming a very popular server, cloud, and mobile operating system, and managing it can be complex. The Linux directory structure is deep and has many thousands of applications installed by default. Welcome to Linux: Directory Structure and Basic Tools. I'm Grant McWilliams, computer science instructor and Linux enthusiast. In this course, you'll gain foundational knowledge of the Linux directory structure and an introduction to basic tools and command-line text editing. We'll look at how to gather information about our Linux system, including how to find documentation on installed system commands.
We'll examine the Linux directory structure and how to navigate it using relative and absolute paths. I'll show you how to use basic commands to manage time and date, see who's logged in, and how to view text files. We'll also spend some time learning how to edit text files on the command line using Nano as well as the very powerful Vim editor. I love Linux, and I'm excited to teach you about it. So let's get started.
- Distinguish the difference between the –help option and the output of the man command.
- Define what the uptime command is used for.
- Compare the more command with the less command.
- State which compression algorithm is built into the tar command.
- Write where all operating system files in Linux are stored.
- List the three mods in vi.