Linux Essentials – The echo Command

In the Linux Essentials series, we’ll go over the basics of a Linux command or feature in every episode. This time around, it’s all about the echo command. The echo command allows you to print text, but it also allows you to do other things as well, such as printing the contents of variables.

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Linux Essentials – Bash History

Bash is the default shell in the majority of Linux distributions, and it has countless features and tricks to make you more efficient. Bash keeps a history of the commands you’ve typed at the prompt, but most people aren’t aware of additional functionality that the history provides you. In this episode of Linux Essentials, Jay describes not only how to use the history command, but also some techniques to make better use of it.

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Linux Essentials: Background (bg) and Foreground (fg)

In this episode of Linux Essentials, we’ll take a look at how to send tasks to the background, and then bring them to the foreground. This helps you get the current task out of the way so you can switch to something else, without having to use multiple terminal windows.

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Linux Essentials – Bash Aliases

Aliases in Bash enable you to essentially create your own commands, or even just simplify existing ones. In this video, I’ll explain what aliases are, and I’ll show you some of my personal favorites. At the end, I’ll show you how to make your aliases persist between sessions.

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Linux Commands for Beginners 07 – The Bash Configuration File

In my Linux Commands for Beginners series, we’ll explore everything you need to know in order to be productive on the Linux Command Line. You’ll learn basic commands, input/output redirection, package management, resource monitoring, troubleshooting, and more. In this video we’ll take a look at the bash configuration file (.bashrc).

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