Learn the Command Line

Online Course

Learn the Command Line

What is the course about?

Learn the Command Line
The course Learn the Command Line is an online class provided by Codecademy. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Discover the power of this simple yet essential text-based tool and increase your productivity as a developer.
Course description
  • Learn the Command Line
  • 10 Hours
  • 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!
  • By the end of the course, you will be able to navigate, access, and modify files and folders on your computer—all without a mouse!
  • Navigating the File System
  • Get up and running with the command line by navigating directories and files.
  • Viewing and Changing the File System
  • Learn to manipulate directories and files from the command line.
  • Redirecting Input and Output
  • Learn to redirect input and output to and from files and programs.
  • Configuring the Environment
  • Learn to configure the environment using the command line.
  • Bash Scripting
  • Learn how to automate common tasks using bash scripting.

Prerequisites & Facts

Learn the Command Line

Course Topic

Computer Science, Programming

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Learn the Command Line

To obtain a verified certificate from Codecademy you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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