The course begins by introducing the numerous essential command line tools that are used daily in software development. It then focuses on bash scripting, explaining how to construct scripts and how to do very complicated tasks in an automated way. The course looks at files and filesystems and focuses on compiling programs in Linux, using gcc and other compilers, and using libraries of different types. This course also covers building packages out of software in Linux, and more.
- Chapter 1. Essential Command Line Tools
- Chapter 2. File and Text Manipulation Utilities
- Chapter 3. Bash Scripting
- Chapter 4. Networking
- Chapter 5. System Monitoring
- Chapter 6. Files and Filesystems
- Chapter 7. Linux Filesystems
- Chapter 8. Compiling, Linking and Libraries
- Chapter 9. Building RPM and Debian Package
- Chapter 10. Printing and PDF Files
- Final Exam (verified track only)
This course is for developers with experience working on any operating system who want to understand the basics of open source development. Experience with the command line is not necessary, but would be helpful.