Linux Command Line Interface

A brief introduction to useful linux commands that make a great supplement for a variety of courses

Linux Command Line Interface


  1. Introduction
  2. File System Commands
  3. The File System
  4. Searching Files and File Contents
  5. Users and Permissions
  6. Process Management
  7. Environment Variables


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Auto-Graded Assessments

Students receive immediate, rich feedback. There are a wide variety of questions — all of which are auto-graded, giving students a sense of their understanding of the material right after they are introduced to it and as they attempt harder and harder problems.

Learning by Doing

Linux Command Line Interface emphasizes students applying and exploring the information presented. Students have access to terminal so they can see for themselves how to interact with Linux. In addition, the content provides code snippets to get students started as well as suggested avenues for investigation.

Lowering the Barrier to Entry

Linux Command Line Interface reflects the need for computer science education to meet students where they are. Like any specialized community, computer science has its own jargon. The formal teaching of computer science should not burden students with the assumption that they are fluent in this special language. The material is presented in smaller units that are more manageable for the students. The same vocabulary and concepts are covered, but in a more approachable way — state things as plainly as possible, and, when appropriate, use images, tables, or lists.


Take a peek inside...

  • Images help call out important details
  • Minimal text
  • Instructional videos
  • Interactive diagrams
  • Example code snippets that can be copied
  • Full IDE in the same browser window
  • Interactive content allows you to highlight lines of code
  • Run code with a click of the button
Linux command line interface

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