Command Line Learning Resources

Discussion thread for this wiki can be found here.

This is the list of resources for learning the GNU/Linux CLI and basic bash scripting. It originated with this thread on the Ubuntu forums.

As a wiki page, all are welcome to add resources that they have benefited from; if unfamiliar with wiki editing, post in the forums thread.

MASTER INDEX: Glance over this briefly before posting to avoid duplicates.


Linux Command Line Tutorial
Linux Command
BashGuide BashPitfalls BashFAQ - Greg's Wiki
Using The Terminal
Command Line How To
Advanced Command Line How To
LINUX: Rute User’s Tutorial and Exposition by Paul Sheer
The Linux Users' Guide by Larry Greenfield
An A-Z Index of the Bash command line
Gnu Manuals
The Linux Tutorial
Bash By Example Part 1
Learn Linux 101: The Linux Command Line
Learn Linux 101: File and Directory Management
Linux Files and Command Reference
Agustin's Linux manual - Volume 2 - System Administration
Bash Guide for Beginners
Basic Unix Commands
More Unix Commands
Learn Unix in Ten Minutes
Linux Shell Scripting Tutorial- A Beginner's Handbook
GNU/Linux Tools Summary The Beginner's Linux Guide Free Linux Classes
Linux Shell Scripting Tutorials
The Linux Documentation Project
Wikipedia- The Command Line Interface
List of online Bash Scripting Tutorials
The Linux Cookbook: Tips and Techniques for Everyday Use
Commands at Konsole
Using the Command Line
Local Documentation Bundled with Ubuntu
CLI Reference Card Wallpaper
A to Z Index of the Bash Command Line
CLI Companion
Shell and Utilities: Detailed ToC
Bash One-liners
CLI Basics Wallpaper
Terminal Keyboard Shortcuts
Linux For System Administrators
The Grymoire - Home for Unix Wizards
The Command Line Crash Course
Shell Fu
Unix Lore
Command Line Gems -
Linux Format Shell Tutorial

Free downloadable PDF books

Teach Yourself Unix in 24 Hours
An Introduction to the Linux Command Shell for Beginners
GNU/Linux Command Line Tools Summary
Linux Basics
The Debian Reference Card
The Debian GNU/Linux FAQ
The Linux Command Line
The Debian Administrator's Handbook

Analog Books

Linux For Dummies
Linux Pocket Guide
Hayne's Manual for Ubuntu Linux
Linux: The Complete Reference
Sobell Books
Linux in a Nutshell
The Linux Command Line

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CommandLineResources (last edited 2013-10-22 03:40:32 by p-ryan)