The Unix Workbench

Start Date: 07/05/2020

Course Type: Common Course

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Unix forms a foundation that is often very helpful for accomplishing other goals you might have for you and your computer, whether that goal is running a business, writing a book, curing disease, or creating the next great app. The means to these goals are sometimes carried out by writing software. Software can’t be mined out of the ground, nor can software seeds be planted in spring to harvest by autumn. Software isn’t produced in factories on an assembly line. Software is a hand-made, often bespoke good. If a software developer is an artisan, then Unix is their workbench. Unix provides an essential and simple set of tools in a distraction-free environment. Even if you’re not a software developer learning Unix can open you up to new methods of thinking and novel ways to scale your ideas. This course is intended for folks who are new to programming and new to Unix-like operating systems like macOS and Linux distributions like Ubuntu. Most of the technologies discussed in this course will be accessed via a command line interface. Command line interfaces can seem alien at first, so this course attempts to draw parallels between using the command line and actions that you would normally take while using your mouse and keyboard. You’ll also learn how to write little pieces of software in a programming language called Bash, which allows you to connect together the tools we’ll discuss. My hope is that by the end of this course you be able to use different Unix tools as if they’re interconnecting Lego bricks.

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Course Introduction

The Unix Workbench This course is designed to introduce the novice Linux user to Unix-like operating systems. Most Unix-like operating systems are based on a combination of software and hardware resources, so this course assumes that you have basic knowledge of how the Unix system works. We'll start by covering basic Unix basics, such as file permissions, how to write programs in Unix, how to access files, and how to start a Unix based system. We'll then cover how to use various tools to explore and manipulate files, including how to find common Unix utilities, how to access the hardware and the operating system, and much, much more! The course will also cover how to use Unix specific utilities, how to use specific utilities to explore and manipulate files, how to start a Unix based system, and much, much more! This is the first course in the Linux Virtual Machine (LVM) Specialization. The specialization is the continuation of the course on how to build and use small and medium size VMs on a single computer. If you have any interest in learning how to build and use small and medium size VMs, this is the course for you! This course is part of the larger specialization "Unix in Theory and Practice". The specialization is the continuation of the course on how to build and use small and medium size VMs on a single computer. If you have any interest in learning how to build and use small and medium size VMs, this is the

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