Tutorial Series

Getting Started with Linux

If you are new to Linux and its command line interface, it may seem like a daunting task to get started with it. This series will bring you up to speed with essential Linux basics, and provide a solid foundation for working with Linux servers. If you have little to no knowledge about using Linux, this is where you will want to start.
  • This tutorial covers getting started with the terminal, the Linux command line, and executing commands. If you are new to Linux, you will want to familiarize yourself with the terminal, as it is the standard way to interact with a Linux server.
  • If you are new to working with Linux systems, you may be overwhelmed by the prospect of controlling an operating system from the command line. In this guide, we will attempt to get you up to speed with the basics. This guide will not cover everything you need to know to effectively use a Linux system. However, it should give you a good jumping-off point for future exploration.
  • Linux is a multi-user OS that is based on the Unix concepts of file ownership and permissions to provide security at the file system level. If you are planning to improve your Linux skills, it is essential that you have a decent understanding of how these work. In this tutorial, we will cover how to view and understand Linux ownership and permissions.
  • The redirection capabilities built into Linux provide you with a robust set of tools used to make all sorts of tasks easier to accomplish. Whether you're writing complex software or performing file management through the command line, knowing how to manipulate the different I/O streams in your environment will greatly increase your productivity.