Linux for Beginners

An Introduction to the Linux Operating System and Command Line
Linux for Beginners
File Size :
2.18 GB
Total length :
7h 41m



Jason Cannon


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Linux for Beginners

What you’ll learn

By the end of this course you will understand the fundamentals of the Linux operating system and be able to apply that knowledge in a practical and useful manner.

Linux for Beginners


A desire to learn.


If you want to learn how to use Linux, but don’t know where to start read on. Knowing where to start when learning a new skill can be a challenge, especially when the topic seems so vast. There can be so much information available that you can’t even decide where to start. Or worse, you start down the path of learning and quickly discover too many concepts, commands, and nuances that aren’t explained. This kind of experience is frustrating and leaves you with more questions than answers. Linux for Beginners doesn’t make any assumptions about your background or knowledge of Linux. You need no prior knowledge to benefit from this course. You will be guided step by step using a logical and systematic approach. As new concepts, commands, or jargon are encountered they are explained in plain language, making it easy for anyone to understand.
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“Excellent course on Linux! It is the best way to get started using Linux that I have come across.” –Chris Bischoff, Udemy student
“This class was a great review of the 2 Linux classes I took in school. I learned plenty of new stuff and got a great refresher on things I haven’t used in some time. I did well on my interview and got the job I was looking for. Thanks!” –Alan Derrick, Udemy student
“This was a great course! Learned a lot from it!” –Ricardo José Crosara Junior, Udemy student
“Excellent starter course. Very good and complete guide to get you started on working on Linux.” –Brian Mulder, Udemy student
“Great course! Easy to understand for beginners and a great refresher for experienced users!” –Spencer Ball, Udemy student
“Very well laid out course. Thanks Jason!” –Eric Etheredge, Udemy student
“Love it… it’s absolutely one of the best courses I’ve taken here on Udemy.” –Idriss N, Udemy student
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“Excellent Course! Having come from a moderate understanding of Linux, this course has given me a deeper and more streamlined understanding of Linux. Definitely worth the money.” –Armando Cabrera, Udemy student
“Fantastic course and very beautifully explained.” –S John, Udemy student
“Great course, great instructor. I enjoyed every minute of it. I recommend this course 100%.” –Alfredo, Udemy student
“I am lovin’ it. Nice way to begin one’s journey into Linux.” –Rohit Gupta, Udemy student
Free Bonus – How to Install WordPress on Your Very Own Linux System
As an added bonus for enrolling in the Learn Linux in 5 Days video training course, you’ll receive a step-by-step checklist and video that teaches you how to install WordPress on an Ubuntu Linux system. First, you’ll learn what software is required for WordPress to run on a Linux system. Next, you’ll be given the exact commands to type that install all the required software and WordPress.
You’ll learn how to install a web server, how to install a database server, how to create database users, and how to configure WordPress. Before you know it, you’ll have a fully functioning blog on your hands. This is a great way to put your new-found Linux skills to good use. Totally optional, but very cool: If you want to host your blog on the internet on your very own installation of Linux, I’ll show you were you can get hosting for just $5 a month.
Here is what you will learn by taking Linux for Beginners:
How to get access to a Linux server if you don’t already. What a Linux distribution is and which one to choose. What software is needed to connect to Linux from Mac and Windows computers. What SSH is and how to use it. The file system layout of Linux systems and where to find programs, configurations, and documentation. The basic Linux commands you’ll use most often. Creating, renaming, moving, and deleting directories. Listing, reading, creating, editing, copying, and deleting files. Exactly how permissions work and how to decipher the most cryptic Linux permissions with ease. How to use the nano, vi, and emacs editors. Two methods to search for files and directories. How to compare the contents of files. What pipes are, why they are useful, and how to use them. How to compress files to save space and make transferring data easy. How and why to redirect input and output from applications. How to customize your shell prompt. How to be efficient at the command line by using aliases, tab completion, and your shell history. How to schedule and automate jobs using cron. How to switch users and run processes as others. How to find and install software. Unconditional Udemy 30 day money-back guarantee – that’s my personal promise of your success!
What you learn in Linux for Beginners applies to any Linux environment including CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, Kali Linux, Linux Mint, RedHat, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Slackware, and more.
When you enroll, you get lifetime access to the course.  Your course never expires.  You can study at your own pace and refer back to the lessons whenever you want!
I stand behind my courses and care about your goals.  That’s why this course comes with an unconditional 30-day money-back guarantee. It’s my personal promise of your success!  So…
Enroll now and start learning the Linux skills you need to level up your career!


Section 1: Background, Introduction, and Preparation.

Lecture 1 Course Overview

Lecture 2 Background and Introduction

Lecture 3 Linux Distributions

Lecture 4 Installing VirtualBox on Windows

Lecture 5 Installing VirtualBox on Intel-Based Macs

Lecture 6 Installing Linux Using an OVA (Open Virtual Appliance File) with VirtualBox

Lecture 7 VirtualBox Troubleshooting Tips

Lecture 8 Installing Linux on Apple Silicon CPU Macs

Lecture 9 When to Install Linux from Scratch or Manually

Lecture 10 Installing AlmaLinux from Scratch / AlmaLinux (Rocky Linux, RHEL) Manual Install

Lecture 11 Logging In Directly to a Linux System

Lecture 12 The Linux Directory Structure – Text

Lecture 13 The Linux Directory Structure

Lecture 14 Review

Section 2: Files and Directories

Lecture 15 Welcome to Shell – Text

Lecture 16 Welcome to Shell

Lecture 17 Basic Linux Commands – Text

Lecture 18 Basic Linux Commands

Lecture 19 Teach Yourself to Fish – Text

Lecture 20 Teach Yourself to Fish

Lecture 21 Working with Directories – Text

Lecture 22 Working with Directories

Lecture 23 Listing Files and Understanding ls Output – Text

Lecture 24 Listing Files and Understanding ls Output

Lecture 25 File and Directory Permissions Explained – Text

Lecture 26 File and Directory Permissions Explained – Part One

Lecture 27 File and Directory Permissions Explained – Part Two

Lecture 28 Finding Files and Directories – Text

Lecture 29 Finding Files and Directories

Lecture 30 Viewing Files and the Nano Editor – Text

Lecture 31 Viewing Files and the Nano Editor

Lecture 32 Editing Files with Vi – Text

Lecture 33 Editing Files with Vi

Lecture 34 Vi Cheat Sheet

Lecture 35 Editing Files with Emacs – Text

Lecture 36 Editing Files with Emacs

Lecture 37 Emacs Cheat Sheet

Lecture 38 Graphical Editors

Lecture 39 Deleting, Copying, Moving, and Renaming Files

Lecture 40 Wildcards – Part One

Lecture 41 Wildcards – Part Two

Lecture 42 Input, Output, and Redirection

Lecture 43 Comparing Files

Lecture 44 Searching in Files and Using Pipes – Text

Lecture 45 Searching in Files and Using Pipes

Lecture 46 Transferring and Copying Files over the Network – Text

Lecture 47 Transferring and Copying Files over the Network

Lecture 48 Review

Section 3: Advanced Command Line Techniques

Lecture 49 Customizing the Shell Prompt – Text

Lecture 50 Customizing the Shell Prompt

Lecture 51 Shell Aliases – Text

Lecture 52 Shell Aliases

Lecture 53 Environment Variables

Lecture 54 Environment Variables – Text

Lecture 55 Processes and Job Control – Text

Lecture 56 Processes and Job Control

Lecture 57 Scheduling Repeated Jobs with Cron – Text

Lecture 58 Scheduling Repeated Jobs with Cron

Lecture 59 Switching Users and Running Commands as Others – Text

Lecture 60 Switching Users and Running Commands as Others

Lecture 61 Interactive and Non-interactive Shell Sessions

Lecture 62 Shell History, Tab Completion, and Command Line Editing – Text

Lecture 63 Shell History and Tab Completion

Lecture 64 Installing Software on RPM Based Linux Distros: RedHat, CentOS, AlmaLinux, Rocky

Lecture 65 Installing Software on Debian Based Linux Distros: Debian, Ubuntu, Kali Linux

Section 4: Summary

Lecture 66 Conclusion – Congratulations and Thank You!

Section 5: Bonus

Lecture 67 Installing NGINX, MySQL, PHP, and WordPress on Ubuntu

Section 6: Addendum – Connecting to a Linux Virtual Machine Over the Network

Lecture 68 Getting Connected

Lecture 69 Connecting to a Linux Virtual Machine Over the Network

Section 7: Videos Replaced by Updated Lectures

Lecture 70 Getting Connected – Text

Lecture 71 Installing VirtualBox on Windows

Lecture 72 Installing VirtualBox on Mac

Lecture 73 Installing Linux Using an Image for VirtualBox

Lecture 74 Installing Ubuntu from Scratch

Section 8: Bonus Section

Lecture 75 Bonus Lecture

People with limited time.,Anyone with a desire to learn about Linux.,People that have Linux experience, but would like to learn about the Linux command line interface.,Existing Linux users that want to become power users.,People that need Linux knowledge for a personal or business project like hosting a website on a Linux server.,Professionals that need to learn Linux to become more effective at work. Helpdesk staff, application support engineers, and application developers that are required to use the Linux operating system.,People thinking about a career as a Linux system administrator or engineer, but need the basics first.,Researchers, college professors, and college students that will be using Linux servers to conduct research or complete course work.

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 7h 41m | 2.18 GB
Created by: Jason Cannon

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