© David Both 2020
D. BothUsing and Administering Linux: Volume 1https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-5049-5_7

7. Using the Linux Command Line

David Both1 
Raleigh, NC, USA


In this chapter you will learn
  • Command-line terminology and exploration of the differences between the terms terminal, console, shell, command line, and session.

  • Three different methods for gaining access to the Linux command-line interface (CLI)

  • To use the Bash shell

  • About some other, alternative shells

  • Why it can be useful to have multiple command-line sessions open simultaneously

  • At least three different ways to deal with multiple command-line interfaces

  • Some basic but important Linux commands


The Linux command line is “Linux Command Central” to a SysAdmin. ...

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