Linux Tutorial Series

Linux Tutorial Series – 1 – Tutorial series overview

Here is the video version, if you prefer it:

In this article, I will overview the Linux tutorial series. I will start this off by saying that I structured the post series so that you first learn the fundamental big-picture concepts and the most practical, day-to-day commands and then go deeper into the Linux system to understand it. As I stated in the introduction, there are checkpoints before each of the major parts of the post series, so don’t worry – this is just a big overview of the journey that lies ahead.

We start off with some basic questions – what is an operating system, how is operating system’s memory divided etc. Those concepts are essential for everything Linux. Then we will look at the basic commands you will use on a daily basis. This part is a bit boring, admittedly, but power through it. Then we will talk about some stuff you will also use almost daily, such as pipelines – a way for you to chain commands.

After that, we will talk about command types and how to find files. You will look for files often, so that’s why we cover that. Then we will talk about command history (so you can access what you have written before – way before) and variables.

Then we will talk about text editors. This part is optional for you if you are a “regular” desktop user, but I would advise you to read it if you are a computer professional, such as a software engineer.

Next up come processes – an extremely interesting part of the post series. You’ll learn what processes are and how to manipulate them. Then we will talk about file permissions, then compression and package management and then some more about files. You are in for a treat!

After that, we will talk about the boot process and the user space startup process. Very useful to know to paint the bigger picture of the Linux operating system. Then we have a whole bunch of topics we graze over, including computer network related commands and building a program from source. Finally, we talk about shell scripting.

I hope you are ready! Fill up your backpacks, put out the campfire and join me on the journey to Mt. Linux!

Talk soon!

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