Course

Learn the Command Line

Discover the power of this simple yet essential text-based tool and increase your productivity as a developer.

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  • Skill level

    Beginner
  • Time to complete

    Approx. 8 hours
  • Certificate of completion

    YesPro only
  • Prerequisites

    None

About this course

We use our mouse and fingers to click images of icons and access files, programs, and folders on our devices. However, this is just one way for us to communicate with computers.

The command line is a quick, powerful, text-based interface developers use to more effectively and efficiently communicate with computers to accomplish a wider set of tasks. Learning how to use it will allow you to discover all that your computer is capable of!

Syllabus

4 lessons • 4 projects • 4 quizzes
The platform

Hands-on learning

Don’t just watch or read about someone else coding — write your own code live in our online, interactive platform. You’ll even get AI-driven recommendations on what you need to review to help keep you on track.
Animated demonstration of running code in Codecademy's learning environment

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  • Brilliant learning experience. Very interactive. Literally a game changer if you're learning on your own.John-Andrew Codecademy Learner @ USA

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Practice projects

Guided projects that help you solidify the skills and concepts you're learning.

Assessments

Auto-graded quizzes and immediate feedback help you reinforce your skills as you learn.

Certificate of completion

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