Intro to Linux Commands

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This video is a complete beginners guide to some common commands used in Linux. I really wanted to demonstrate some of the very basics, showing proper syntax and some helpful tips. These basics are very important, the only way to really get good at Linux commands is to practice so stick to it.

Here is a link to the commands that I included in this video


  1. Hello. Thank you for a great and concise video. Others, the people droned on and on and on. I like that you just get right into it. I think people like to hear themselves talk too much.

  2. Also, Ubuntu is not Linux. Linux is the Kernel. Ubuntu is a distro that utilizes the Linux Kernel . What you consider to be Ubuntu is mainly comprised of pkgs from the Gnu project. Ubuntu is a Gnu/Linux OS which is more than just the Kernel.

  3. Linux is basically Unix?? You must be kidding…. The name Linux stands for Linux is not Unix. Linux is not at all Unix. There are some similarities but not enough to say Linux is basically Unix.

  4. Just to let you know you can specify file names that contain spaces. In Linux you need to use something called an escape sequence. The escape sequence for a space is ' ' – simply a backslash followed buy a space. Escape sequences are also used to represent other special characters – not just spaces. They are used to let the terminal know that you meant for the space to be part of string of text and not meant to denote the separation. So for example you could rewrite new_file as new file.

  5. One thing I found out is that when creating a new file with "cat" command, your file name cannot contain a space, or else it shows an error. I'm guessing this is useful when it comes to trying to copy files since "cp file one file two" would make no sense while "cp file_one file_two" would. Great tutorial by the way!

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