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Introduction to Linux

In this introductory course, we’ll be getting familiar with Linux and how to navigate within a Linux environment!

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  • Skill level

    Intermediate
  • Time to complete

    Average based on combined completion rates — individual pacing in lessons, projects, and quizzes may vary
    4 hours
  • Certificate of completion

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  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

In this introductory course on Linux, we’ll be learning about what Linux is exactly. We’ll learn about its history and different versions of Linux.

We’ll teach you how to set up Linux Ubuntu on your computer, and guide you through exploring the pre-installed apps, how to install apps, the Linux file system, and the role of server applications.

No introduction to Linux is complete without teaching the Linux shell, aka Bash! You will learn how to use text commands to navigate through a file system, view and change files,

You’ll learn how to use Bash commands and write Bash scripts that allow you to automate tasks and power up what we can do in Linux.

We’ll also show you how to define Linux users and how to set permissions for files.

There are plenty of lessons, quizzes, and projects ahead, so let’s get started!

Syllabus

7 lessons • 1 projects • 6 quizzes

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Meet the creator of the course
Jiwon Shin
Senior Curriculum Developer at Codecademy
Jiwon is a Senior Curriculum Developer at Codecademy. She has created courses across the web development catalog on languages such as JavaScript, PHP, and CSS, frameworks like React and Node.js, and the Front-End Engineer Career Path. She also created courses on p5.js, build tools, and Intro to UI and UX Design.

Introduction to Linux course ratings and reviews

4.27 out of 5 stars
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  • The progress I have made since starting to use codecademy is immense! I can study for short periods or long periods at my own convenience - mostly late in the evenings.
    Chris
    Codecademy Learner @ USA
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    Codecademy Learner @ UK
  • Brilliant learning experience. Very interactive. Literally a game changer if you're learning on your own.
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Frequently asked questions about Linux

  • Linux is an operating system you’ll find powering all kinds of computers, from self-driving cars to servers and IoT devices — and it can also refer to operating systems based on Linux, like Ubuntu. It even forms the foundation of other popular operating systems like Android and Chrome OS.

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