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LX010G Linux Basics

DURATION: 3 days

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Course Description

This course is designed to teach the basics of the Linux environment. Class activities include accessing a system, navigating the directory hierarchy, using the vi editor, using common commands, tools, and scripting concepts.


On Completion of this course, the student should be able to:
• Log in to an Linux system and set a user password
• Use Linux online documentation
• Use the vi editor
• Manage Linux files and directories
• Describe the purpose of the shell
• Execute common Linux commands and manage Linux processes
• Customize the working environment
• Use common Linux utilities
• Write simple shell scripts


This course requires no experience with Linux or Power systems. General knowledge of computers is expected, though no intermediate or advanced skills are required.


Students attending this course are expected to have a basic understanding of an IT environment.


Unit 1: Getting started with Linux
Exercise 1: Using the system
Unit 2: The vi editor
Exercise 2: The vi editor
Unit 3: Files and directories
Exercise 3: Files and directories
Unit 4: Using files
Exercise 4: Using files
Unit 5: File permissions
Exercise 5: File permissions
Unit 6: Shell basics
Exercise 6: Shell basics
Unit 7: Using shell variables
Exercise 7: Using shell variables
Unit 8: Processes
Exercise 8: Processes
Unit 9: Customizing the user environment
Exercise 9: Customizing the user environment
Unit 10: Linux utilities
Exercise 10: Linux utilities