Command Line Basics for UNIX-based Systems

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Most users of computer systems today interact with the files, folders and applications on their system by clicking on icons and other visual elements. This is known as a graphical user interface. Such interfaces, though more intuitive for the average user, are often not the most efficient way of completing operations.

The command line interface, a text-based interface, is often used by developers to achieve outcomes in a more efficient manner. From task automation to web development, command line interfaces can be used to speed up processes and even give direct access to operations that are either not available or highly restricted in the typical graphical user interface setup.

In this module, we teach you how to access and work with command line interfaces so that you can begin to reap these benefits.

Helpful prior knowledge

  • There are no pre-requisites

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, players will be able to:

  • Explain Command Line Interfaces, shells and directories in Unix-based systems
  • Practiced executing basic commands using a Command Line Interface of their choice
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