Linux Administration, Part 4 of 7: Linux Shell

Linux Administration, Part 4 of 7: Linux Shell

LearnNow Online
Updated Jul 20, 2020

Course description

This course will help you understand the most important and fundamental concepts of Linux server administration. More importantly, you will be able to put those concepts to use in practical real-world situations. You'll be able to configure, maintain, and support a variety of Linux systems. You can even use the skills you learned to become a Linux System Engineer or Linux System Administrator. This course topics include, customizing the shell prompt, environment variables, scheduling jobs with Cron and Shell history.

Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.



Meet the expert

Jason Cannon

Jason Cannon is the author of Linux Administration, the founder of the Linux Training Academy, and an instructor to thousands of satisfied students. He has worked for many technology companies who take information security seriously as well as security firms such as Mandiant and FireEye.

Video Runtime

70 Minutes

Time to complete

90 Minutes

Course Outline

Linux Shell

Customizing the Shell Prompt (09:10)

  • Introduction (00:13)
  • Customizing the Shell Prompt (05:07)
  • Shell Aliases (03:41)
  • Summary (00:08)

Environment Variables (20:04)

  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Environment Variables (07:55)
  • Processes and Job Control (11:53)
  • Summary (00:08)

Scheduling Repeated Jobs with Cron (14:16)

  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Scheduling Repeated Jobs with Cron (05:50)
  • Switching Users and Running Commands as Others (08:10)
  • Summary (00:08)

Shell History and Tab Completion (27:00)

  • Introduction (00:08)
  • Shell History and Tab Completion (13:11)
  • Installing Software (13:33)
  • Summary (00:08)