A little note about typographic conventions you'll see here
If you see something that looks a bit like
It is likely a command line. You can triple-click it, then copy & paste it directly into a terminal.
If there is a part that's ALL-CAPS & BOLD, this is a part of the command line you'll probably need to edit for your particular usage.
cp FOO.BAR FOO.BAR.bak
Sometimes, there'll be whole scripts to paste into a file on your machine. (I like vi as an editor, but use whatever editor you like.) When a script is posted, it'll be formatted like this:
# This is a rather silly little bash script... echo "This script is silly." echo "It doesn't do much." echo echo "In fact, it just tells you it's silly..."
Just copy the whole thing & paste it into your editor in a terminal...
The actual lessons
How to Linux
- sh - Actually sh/bash/whatever shell scripting. (This is gonna take a while & be HUGE.)
- ssh - Remote control of Linux machines
- scp - copying files between machines securely (technically, this is just a part of ssh)
- rsync - Copying files (including remotely) with a bunch of control
- vi - Editing files... on damn near ANY Linux machine
- cron - Make things happen on a schedule
- systemctl - Managing services
- Filesystem Mounting from the command line
- Setting file/folder permissions
- GIT & GitHub