In this video, discover the difference between builtins and commands. Many shells offer builtins as faster alternatives to common commands.
- [Instructor] Most of the work we'll do in a shell … centers around running commands … in order to do something in particular. … Many of the regular tools we'll use at the command line … are stored in a few directories, … like usrbin and bin. … But we don't have to worry too much … about where they're actually located … because these directories are in the path variable … so the shell can find them when it needs to. … But not all commands we'll use are located here. … The shell has a set of commands built into it, … and these are called built-ins. … Shells often offer built-ins … that do common tasks, … so these basic tasks don't have to rely on other programs. … These are different than the command line programs … we might use, but they work in a similar way, … and in some cases they have the same name … as other commands. … For example, this is the case with pwd, … which is both a GNU core tools command … and a built-in in Z Shell. … I can see the pwd is a built-in … by using the which built-in, …
- Using Zsh as your primary shell
- Functions in Zsh
- Navigating your file system with Zsh
- Finding files and commands
- Autocompletion in Zsh
- Recalling and using previous commands
- Writing scripts using Zsh
- Configuring Zsh
- Customizing the prompt
Skill Level Intermediate
Linux: Bash Shell and Scriptswith Kevin Dankwardt2h 46m Intermediate
1. Zsh Foundations
2. Using Zsh
3. Customizing Zsh
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