Introduction to Linux
Instructor: Wes Brashear
Time: Friday, September 15, 2023 10:00AM-12:30PM CT
Location: Blocker 220
Prerequisites: Current HPRC account
This course introduces basic Linux commands commonly used for management of files and directories (copy, move, delete, compress, extract, archive, transfer), I/O redirection, process control and text processing with vim. In this course, the instructor will lead the class to perform basic operations in the Linux operating system using a live terminal.
This course is delivered in an interactive format - the instructor will lead the class to perform basic operations in Linux using a live terminal.
The presentation slides are available as downloadable PDF files.
- Introduction to Linux (Fall 2023): PDF
Previous Semesters Course Materials
A typical outline of the topics covered in the Introduction to Linux short course is provided below. Because of the interactive nature of this course, some of the topics listed below may be introduced in a different order and covered to different depths.
- Connecting to the system
- Getting started
- Linux command format
- "man" pages
- Basic commands
- Basics of the Linux filesystem
- Shell variables
- File transfers
- Basic process concepts
- Process communications: signals
- Shell concepts
- Command line shortcuts
- I/O redirection
Note: During the class sessions many aspects of the material will be illustrated live via a login to a training system. Attendees will complete these parts along with the instructor on their own laptops. They will need to configure their laptops to use the TAMU wireless network. Relevant details on this can be found at: https://it.tamu.edu/services/network-and-internet-access/wireless-connections/tamu-wifi/