Understanding the Linux filesystem, file management fundamentals, and the basics of the Linux shell and command-line interface is essential for a modern-day Linux professional.
In this chapter, you will learn how to use the Linux shell and some of the most common commands in Linux. You will learn about the structure of a basic Linux command and how the Linux filesystem is organized. We'll explore various commands for working with files and directories. Along the way, we'll introduce you to the most common command-line text editors. We hope that by the end of this chapter, you'll be comfortable using the Linux command-line terminal and be ready for future, more advanced explorations.
We're going to cover the following main topics:
- Introducing the Linux shell
- The Linux filesystem
- Working with files and directories
- Using text editors to create and edit files