An introduction to using the Linux operating system with a focus on the command line. Appropriate for all versions of Linux. The starting point for all Linux work, we concentrate on the technical aspects rather than issues such as using browsers. The course is heavily practical in nature.
The course can be run on any Linux distribution you wish.
Anybody who needs to use a Linux system.
Operating systems, Linux flavours, Linux distributions, open source software.
Logging in, changing passwords, logging out.
Command structure. The Linux manuals, basic commands (who, date, tty, uname, echo, banner...)
Home directories, manipulating files and directories, Filesystem layout, Pathnames, hard and symbolic links. Viewing files.
ed, vi, shell escapes, .exrc
grep, find, cut, sort and paste...
Theory, chmod, chown, newgrp..
ps, kill, background processes, at, exec, priorities. Managing Linux log files.
Metacharacters, piping and redirection.
What are shell scripts? Simple scripts, control structures. Variables. Arguments.
Environmental variables, stty, .profile and other startup files
Bash and other shells, the history facility, command line editing, aliases, job control, miscellaneous features.
The root user, su. Managing users and groups
Backups, tar, cpio, dd, gzip.
Main hardware components, Linux device drivers.
IP configuration, ifconfig, ping, netstat, traceroute, dig.
"Course was tailored to our requirements. Very flexible."
"I’ve found it very useful and the course was very well put together and delivered."
This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.