Bash: The Linux Command Line

Part of the book: Bash: The Linux Command Line

If you are like many Linux users you're first view of Linux was the graphical user interface (GUI). If you're adventurous or curious and have tried to do some advanced things with LInux you may have encountered the Linux command line. Like all operating systems there is a low-level interface that opens up all the power of the operating system. In Linux the command line is so powerful that many advanced users use it for so many tasks that it becomes indispensable. Those who use it find it easier, faster and more powerful that the graphical tools.

Graphical tools have the advantage of being more intuitive so new users can become effective very fast. However mouse clicks and hunting and searching for menu options and icons are often very slow for many tasks making the command line faster for lots of operations.

Command line environments are not as intuitive as GUIs. This set of articles is designed to help users get accustomed to Bash.