Time to completeApprox. 8 hours
Certificate of completionIncluded with paid plans
About this course
The command line is a quick and powerful text-based interface developers use to accomplish a wide set of tasks. With it, you’ll be able to customize your development experience and discover more of your computer’s capabilities. By learning the command line, you’ll also better prepare yourself for a career as an IT specialist, software engineer or systems analyst.
Skills you'll gain
Access and modify files
Gain insight into the filesystem
Customize your workflow
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.
Learn the Command Line course ratings and reviews
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- Excellent introduction to using the Terminal! Great interactive lessons and repetition to consolidate learning.Costa K.Verified Learner
- I enjoyed the learning by doing aspect of this course and feel I have a better understanding of the BASH terminal for LINUX based systems.Jay S.Verified Learner
- Easiest possible way to learn command line tools. Well structured and helps learners to get familiar with the concepts with practice in the terminal of codecademy. Also excellent UX.Deepak G.Verified Learner
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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.