Chapter 2. Using the Linux Shell

Terms you’ll need to understand:


Command completion





Special characters


Techniques you’ll need to master:

Identifying the Linux default shell

Configuring bash settings

Understanding login versus non-login shells

Structuring proper commands

Properly completing commands

Using special characters

Executing multiple commands

Configuring prompts

Setting bash options

Controlling jobs

Managing processes

Understanding Shells

A shell is a program designed to interpret the commands users type, parse for expansions and wildcards, and then produce instructions to the computer to accomplish those tasks.

Unless you change the defaults, the Linux shell is normally the bash shell. ...

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