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Linux is the dominant operating system in the cloud. Even Microsoft, whose well-known for its Windows operating system, reports that Linux is running on the majority of Azure implementations - and that share is only growing. When you work with Linux in the cloud, you are most likely going to be using a text-based terminal also known as the command line. It takes some getting used to an environment that does not rely on pointing, clicking, and dragging with a mouse. This Lab is here to help get used to the command line.
This Lab is for anyone that is getting started with Linux at the command line or looking to review the basics of working at the command line in Linux. Each step of this Lab has some additional challenges for you to complete if you want to further your knowledge. The challenges are completely optional.
Upon completion of this Lab, you will be able to:
- Understand what the Linux command line is
- Know how to issue commands at the command line
- Use common commands for working with files and directories
- Gain hands-on experience working at the command line
You should be familiar with:
- The fact that Linux is a free and open-source operating system that is an alternative to Windows and Mac operating systems
About the Author
Logan has been involved in software development and research for over eleven years, including six years in the cloud. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, and Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.