LPIC-1 101 Linux certification - Command Line Basics (4 of 5)
Course introduction

This course will focus on the Linux command line and the text-manipulation tools that let you effectively control just about anything on your system. We'll learn about terminal environments, working with text streams, file management and archives, system processes, advanced text searches, and terminal text editors.

The previous course covered installation package management, while "Filesystems and Partitions" is up next. 

Here's the complete first set of Linux certification courses.

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Welcome to the fourth course in our series preparing you for the LPIC1, Linux Server Professional certification exam. In this course, we'll learn about the Linux command line. And especially how, by using text based tools you can closely and efficiently control just about everything that's happening on your system. We'll explore terminal shells and environment variables.

Manipulating and redirecting text streams. File management, and archive backup tools. How to control systems and processes.

How to launch sophisticated conditional tech searches in the world of the terminal text editor, in particular VI. We'll also learn how to use Linux's "man" system of in line help documentation.

I must warn you, that some of the videos in this course are going to be packed end to end with commands and more commands.

Unfortunately, there really is no way around it. The power of the Linux command line lies partly in having access to the full tool kit. And there are a lot of tools in this kit. But successfully absorbing and mastering the material, will simply be impossible without trying everything out yourself. Even better, you should try to work on actual projects using these tools.

Finally, while we will normally connect Linux topics to their cloud computing counterparts and show how system administration is done on AWS, since the material on this course lies so close to the very core of systems administration, there really is nothing here that would be done any differently in the cloud. But I have little doubt that over the course of a career administrating AWS infrastructure, that you will happily make good use of many of these tools.

About the Author
Learning Paths

David taught high school for twenty years, worked as a Linux system administrator for five years, and has been writing since he could hold a crayon between his fingers. His childhood bedroom wall has since been repainted.

Having worked directly with all kinds of technology, David derives great pleasure from completing projects that draw on as many tools from his toolkit as possible.

Besides being a Linux system administrator with a strong focus on virtualization and security tools, David writes technical documentation and user guides, and creates technology training videos.

His favorite technology tool is the one that should be just about ready for release tomorrow. Or Thursday.

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