Learn the Command Line
Discover the power of this simple yet essential text-based tool and increase your productivity as a developer.
Time to completeApprox. 8 hours
Certificate of completionIncluded with paid plans
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!
Syllabus4 lessons • 4 projects • 4 quizzes
Hands-on learningDon’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.
Projects in this course
Bicycle WorldIt's time to build fluency in command line fundamentals. In this next project, we're going to practice creating items and navigating the file system so you can hone your skills and feel confident taking them to the real world. Why? Being able to navigate through folders and create files is an everyday task of any developer. What's next? The world of bicycles, navigation, and more command line. You got this!
ArtusiIn this project, we're going to practice file editing using the command line so you can hone your skills and feel confident taking them to the real world. Why? Doing everything from the command line is much faster than click on folders and files.
AthleticaUse commands to redirect files in Athletica, a sporting events directory.
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Frequently asked questions about the Command Line
The command line is a powerful text-based interface that you can use to operate your computer more efficiently and accomplish a wider range of tasks.