Linux Course Content

Overview :

Linux is also known as GNU/Linux is a computer operating system, Just like Microsoft Windows or Apple Mac OS. Unlike those two, however, it is built with a collaborative development model. The operating system and most of its software are created by volunteers and employees of companies, governments and organizations from all over the world. It has many other benefits including speed, security and stability. Linux kernel based operating systems are called Linux OS, like redhat, Linux mint, Ubuntu, centos etc.

Training Objectives of Linux :

Linux is, in simplest terms, an operating system. It is designed to provide personal computer users a free or very low-cost operating system comparable to traditional and usually more expensive UNIX systems. We will give you complete overview on Partitions, Boot Process, File Management, File System Maintenance, Administration and Documentation, Backup and Restore and many other activities.

Target Students / Prerequisites :

Students Must be belongs to Technical Background and having Knowledge in UNIX and Linux Commands.

Introduction to Linux :

  • What is Linux?
  • Then What is Unix?
  • A Graphical View of Unix History
  • Brief Linux History
  • Linux System Construction
  • Comparing Linux to Unix
  • Comparing Linux to Windows/DOS
  • Various Linux Distributions
  • Common Linux Resources

Installing Linux :

  • Hardware Requirements
  • What You Need Before Installing
  • The Install Process

Getting Started :

  • Logging In
  • Basic Linux Commands
  • Using Online Help
  • Restarting and Shutting Down Linux

The X Window System :

  • Overview of the X Window System
  • Configuring X to Start Manually
  • Starting X Manually
  • Starting X Automatically
  • Working with Windows and Menus

Customizing the X Interface :

  • Adding/Removing Shortcuts
  • Modifying the Gnome Panel

The Shell Environment :

  • Kernel/Shell Relationship
  • Types of Shells
  • Getting to a Command Prompt
  • Executing a Shell
  • Changing the Default Shell
  • Variables
  • The Shell as a Programming Environment

The Bash Shell :

  • The Home Directory
  • Startup Files
  • Variables Revisited
  • Accessing Previous Commands-History
  • Command Completion
  • Colors in a Command Line

Linux Commands :

  • Shell Command Syntax
  • The MESG Command
  • Writing Active Users
  • Printing Files
  • Defining and Creating Aliases

The Linux File System :

  • The Linux File System Standard (FSSTND)
  • File System Structure
  • Linux Directory Structure
  • Navigating from the Command Line
  • Viewing Files/Directories in X
  • Viewing Files/Directories from the Command Line
  • Using Wildcard Characters

Redirection and Pipes :

  • Standard Input and Output
  • Standard Output Redirection
  • Standard Input Redirection
  • Simultaneous Redirection
  • Pipes

Organizing Files :

  • The Touch Command
  • Creating Directories
  • Deleting Files and Directories
  • Copying and Moving Files and Directories
  • Moving and Renaming
  • Creating Links to a File
  • Organizing Files and Directories in X

File/Directory Permissions :

  • What are Permissions?
  • The CHMOD Command
  • The UMASK Command
  • The CHOWN Command
  • Changing Permissions in X

Working with Applications and Packages :

  • Installing: The Traditional Unix Method
  • Installing: The Linux Package Method (RPM)

Working with Text Documents and Editors :

  • Viewing and Editing Text Files in X
  •  Viewing Text Files from the Command Line
  •  Editing Text Files from the Command Line
  •  Using the Pico Editor
  • The VIM Editor
  •  Deleting and Changing Text

Using Floppies and CDs :

  • Mounting/Unmouting File systems
  • Mtools
  • Auto mounting in X

Power User Utilities :

  • Regular Expressions
  • Wildcards
  • Locating Files from the Command Line
  • Locating Files from Within X
  • The GREP Command
  • Determining Disk Usage
  • The WC Command
  • The SORT Command
  • The UNIQ Command

Network Utilities :

  • The Control Panel – Network Configuration
  • Networking Commands from the Shell
  • The /ETC/Hosts File

Process Management :

  • Listing Processes from Within Gnome
  • Listing Processes from the Command Line
  • Killing Processes from Within Gnome
  • Killing Processes from the Command Line
  • Background Mode Operation

Courses Duration : 3-4 weeks