What you will learn
Let's chat a moment about what you're going to learn with this course and set some context. The objective of this course is teach you two principle concepts: what is Linux and why you'd use it, and how to use a command line. This two concepts I found were big barriers for developers getting started in their careers and I wanted to help demystify that. Throughout my career I've worked with developers who purposefully avoid the command line and I think that's a shame, you can do a lot of things quickly with just a bit of know-how.
So today we'll cover the following:
- What is Linux
- What problems Linux solves for you
- How Linux is generally laid out
- What the command line is
- Basic navigation in the command line
- Common tasks with the command line
- Some basic customizations
I hope you'll come out the other side of this excited about what the command line and Linux can do for you!