The Linux operating system (OS) has been around since 1971 when it was created by Linus Torvalds. It is the most popular OS for web servers and is also used by millions of developers across the world.
There are many different flavours, or distributions, of Linux. These include Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Centos and many more. Instead of focusing on a particular distribution, or distro, this course looks at tools which are available across different distros and which can be used from the command line (CLI). Linux installations often come with many of these tools included. Another strength of Linux is that it is also easy to install additional software with a package manager such as ‘apt’ or ‘yum’.
Some of the topics you will cover include:
Finding files with find and locate.
Navigating around different folders, or directories, with ls and cd.
How to view and manage different processes with ps and top.
How to search through file with grep.