Unix Basics - Part 1

  • jaymcgavren

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Mojo3354 said

Awesomely awesome!

bkzguo said

Nice one, neat and efficient learning resource! Thanks Jay!

assanov said

Awesome!, thanks for introduction!

Amy Ton said

whoa! everything was moving so fast, but i learned so much!

Anthony said

thanks a lot Jay, as a newbie to developing on a Mac, this screencast series on Unix is helping me a lot.

Borja Martín Fernández said

Great! I was looking for a ln -s "human" explanation, and I finally got it! Grtz Jay! Everything worked fine in my OS :)

Dominick Guzzo said

super useful. cd ../.. somehow has eluded me, and caught some other good bits in there as well. cheers.

Hugo Freitas said

Very well explained, thanks!

Gabriel Hardy said

Awesome screencast. I wish you were my OS teacher when I was first introduced to UNIX.

Troy Murray said

Nice work Jay. I've used UNIX for the past six years but didn't know about the inode and how that factors into links, especially across volumes. Thanks for the instruction.

Liviu Bunda said

Great screencast, loved the sci-fi references.

Sirwan said

Excellent, very usefull, thanks ...

MIDIcine said

As a beginner, I found this video extremely helpful.

Matt OToole said

Nice. Good pace. Why is he doing an impression of Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory all the way through it, though? ;)

Ekta said

Very Informative and good for beginners

Dave Woodall said

Great Presentation! I like your format!

oliver said

Good screencast, I liked especially the symlinks. :)

luciferuk said

It's funny howthe simple things get forgotten. cd ../.. will now be a part of my every day life once more. Great job :-)

Cameron_Hopkin said

Thank you for this information. Very informative and a great start for learning Unix.

42 Dev Team said

This was great. Some of us CLI nerds forget that there are lots of folks out there who don't even know where to begin when it comes to terminal stuff. Keep 'em coming!

codec01 said

Well done! Looking forward to #2!

Vibhor Mahajan said

Been delaying understanding these concepts thanks to user friendly interface of Ubuntu. Felt guilty about it... Not anymore :)

Martin Sotirov said

Brief and to the point! This would have been very helpful to have when I was starting out with Linux. Thanks for the screencast!

Mitch said

Good Job.

Darren said

Well done! I look forward to part 2.

Murat said

Nice screencast, thanks ...


Developers often forget there was a time they didn't know their "cp" from their "ls". Unix newbies sometimes find a shortage of sympathetic teachers. No worries! In Part 1 of Unix Basics, we'll show you how to sling files and directories like a pro. We'll also impart knowledge of the file system that could put you a step ahead of even the veterans...