Linux Basics (LX010G)

Linux Basics (LX010G)


This course is designed to teach the basics of the Linux environment. Class activities include accessing a system, navigating the directory hierarchy, using the vi editor, using common commands, tools, and scripting concepts.


On Completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Log in to an Linux system and set a user password
  • Use Linux online documentation
  • Use the vi editor
  • Manage Linux files and directories
  • Describe the purpose of the shell
  • Execute common Linux commands and manage Linux processes
  • Customize the working environment
  • Use common Linux utilities
  • Write simple shell scripts

Course Outline

Unit 1: Getting started with Linux

  • Exercise 1: Using the system

Unit 2: The vi editor

  • Exercise 2: The vi editor

Unit 3: Files and directories

  • Exercise 3: Files and directories

Unit 4: Using files

  • Exercise 4: Using files

Unit 5: File permissions

  • Exercise 5: File permissions

Unit 6: Shell basics

  • Exercise 6: Shell basics


Unit 7: Using shell variables

  • Exercise 7: Using shell variables

Unit 8: Processes

  • Exercise 8: Processes

Unit 9: Customizing the user environment

  • Exercise 9: Customizing the user environment

Unit 10: Linux utilities

  • Exercise 10: Linux utilities

Students attending this course are expected to have a basic understanding of an IT environment.

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