Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Write commands in a shell at the prompt, part of Learn the Linux Command Line: The Basics.
- [Voiceover] Now that we know the general structure…of a command,…let's see how to issue those commands to the system.…I'll open up a Terminal here on my machine.…I'll go to Applications, choose Utilities,…and then choose Terminal.…In the graphical environment,…we use a Terminal application to work at the command line.…The Terminal application runs a shell program,…as I mentioned before,…which is a text-based interface…where you can interact with the system.…On your system you can usually find the Terminal application…in a Utilities folder,…or if your system doesn't start up…with the graphical interface,…you'll find yourself at the shell after logging in.…
Here in Gnome on Fedora workstation,…I'll press Control + Shift + = a few times…to make the font a little bit bigger,…and I'll maximize the Terminal window…by dragging it to the top of the screen.…The first thing we see in the shell is the prompt.…That's where we enter commands.…The prompt shows a little bit of information,…in my case it's my username at my host name…
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
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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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