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
4 out of 5 Codecademy learners achieve their goals"Codecademy gave me the tools I needed to land my first job as a developer, completely changing my career from the waste industry." - Jonathan Manner, Sweden
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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- The course is well-organized, and extremely beginner-friendly. The setup articles were also very useful, and the final project is comprehensive. It helps start your journey in CLI.Shar C.Verified Learner
- This course was awesome! Concepts were covered in enough detail to understand how everything fits together but not so much detail that it was overwhelming. Everything was broken down into nice bite sized chunks and I loved the project features/steps at the end of each module. Being able to apply what you had learned was invaluable.Cara S.Verified Learner
- Really helpful course to get to grips with the basic commands used in a terminal. The interactive terminal is very good and gives you immediate feedback on what is happening without the worry of breaking something.John B.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.