A quick, one-lesson introduction to the Unix-style command-line environment.
This course is intended to get you up to speed on the shell — using a terminal, managing files and directories, and running command-line programs.
Why Take This Course?
Although the Unix shell has an "old school" feel, it remains an important skill, due to the incredible popularity of Unix-like systems: The majority of web servers in the world today run on Linux, and the same bash command line is shipped with every Mac computer.
Using the shell is a prerequisite for many other developer skills including version control (such as git) and deployment.
Nachiketa Vadera completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
To be honest, I knew a bit about bash commands when I started this course. I had, of course, picked up bit and pieces and was using them to save time while I was using linux. This course taught me a lot of more ways that I could use to make using a terminal easier. They teach the basic commands and it's quite fun.
I'd recommend this class if:
- you want to start using a Linux distro
- you want to learn server programming
- you are looking for ways to use the terminal easily.
My only complaint is that the course was really short. I think they they could have taught a bit more instead of keeping it for their paid course.