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Linux Tutorial Series – 137 – Checkpoint

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Next up, we will talk about devices at a low-level. More specifically, we will talk about how are devices represented in your Linux system, what are links, what is mounting, what is unmounting and some other things related to devices which are not as important, but warrant a quick read.

This is not really important for your everyday use, but you will almost guaranteed encounter some device-related things (especially if you are a software developer), so it pays to know these things in those moments. And yes, even if you are a regular user, it pays to know these things. So read on. Don’t lose your enthusiasm – you are still learning the fundamental things.

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Linux Tutorial Series – 124 – Checkpoint

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Going on, we will talk about file compression and commands related to package management. Both are used relatively frequently. If you are a “regular” desktop user, then using a graphical user interface (GUI) to compress and decompress archives is going to be enough most (if not all) of the time. Still do read through it, because sometimes you may have to use the command line and it pays to know what the tutorials you found on Google are telling you. In relation to package management, that is something you will use very frequently both as a regular desktop user and as a software engineer (or some other career choice) using Linux, so do pay close attention.

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Linux Tutorial Series – 114 – Checkpoint

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In the following posts, we will cover files and their permissions. Then we will cover commands that change those permissions. This is really important, so pay attention. After that, we will cover some additional commands related to users. These are good to know if you ever need them, but not of utmost importance.

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Linux Tutorial Series – 95 – Checkpoint

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Moving on, we will learn about processes. We will talk about commands related to process monitoring and management and concepts relevant to truly understand process-related activities.

This is probably my favorite part, not only because it is fundamental to understanding the Linux operating system and operating systems in general, but because this was challenging to explain – to cull out what isn’t essential, but still give you the bigger picture. I hope that you will find it a joyful read.

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Linux Tutorial Series – 89 – Checkpoint

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Going on, we will talk about text editors. This is not that important to you if you are not a software engineer or someone other than a “regular” Linux user, like an aspiring information security expert or a “wannabe” system administrator. If you are just using Linux instead of Windows for everyday things, you don’t need this material, in my opinion.

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Linux Tutorial Series – 76 – Checkpoint

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Carrying on, we will talk about history and about variables. Understanding what variables are and how to manipulate them is essential. Understanding what important variables entail is also essential. Do make sure to pay attention.

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Linux Tutorial Series – 61 – Checkpoint

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In the following articles, we will talk about command types (not all commands are of the same type), some file-related commands and searching for files.

Searching for files is the thing you will use most often, but it pays to know what command types are there and how to see the difference between two files, for example. Make sure to pay attention to searching for files and do read through other content, but again, it isn’t going to be of that much importance.

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Linux Tutorial Series – 51 – Checkpoint

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Next up we have command pipelines, input/output redirection and regular expressions.

All of these are used quite frequently and are thus important to understand. A note on regular expressions: regular expressions might not seem very useful at the time, but if you invest the time to learn them it will pay off, as you can’t resolve regular expression mistakes using Google as easily as some other types of mistakes. The same holds for when you will be learning about input/output redirection and pipelines. You will have to use them at some point and if you don’t know how, it will be to your detriment.

So grit your teeth, read the words of Linux wisdom and go forth!

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Linux Tutorial Series – 24 – Checkpoint

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In the following posts, we are going to cover a lot of commands. Those commands are the bread-and-butter of the Linux command line. You will use them almost daily and almost every tutorial on how-to do something on Linux uses these commands and so it is very important to understand what they do, since most tutorials assume you know what they do.

I will not lie – this will be a little bit dry. However, treat it as learning to add and subtract. It is not fun at the time you are learning it, but you power through it. I am asking you to power through it a little bit. It will pay off.

See you on the other side!

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Linux Tutorial Series – 11 – Checkpoint

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In the following section of the posts, we will talk about some really foundational things, such as what is a shell, what is a command, what are absolute and what are relative paths and so on.

All of the conceptual things covered here will be of crucial importance later on, so it pays to pay attention.

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