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Course Catalog » Linux Curriculum » Linux Series

Introduction to Linux

5 hours



The Introduction to Linux course provides you with an overview of the Linux operating system and describes how it is used in today's System z environment. Information on interfaces used to access the Linux environment and standard communication tools are also discussed.


System operators and other personnel new to the Linux environment.


No prerequisites are required for this course.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the landmarks in a brief history of the Linux Operating System
  • Recognize the user interface and common commands
  • Identify shell syntax, usage, and utilities
  • Identify how to communicate with other users in a multiuser system

Course Content

Getting Started with Linux

A Brief History of Linux

General Linux Distributions

Using the BASH Interface

Accessing Linux Documentation

Using the Shell

What is a Shell?

Commonly Used Shells

Understanding Shell Command Syntax

Entering Commands

Redirecting Command Output

Using Pipes to Capture Output

Specifying File Names as Arguments

Shell Utilities

Displaying File Data Using the CAT Command

Printing File Content

Manipulating File Text

Searching and Sorting Data

Comparing File Contents

Merging File Data

Communicating with Other Users

Multi-User Communication Facilities

Using Linux Email

Accessing Mail Using Microsoft Outlook

Using Alternate Email Programs

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