In this course, you’ll learn how to navigate the filesystem, how to alter permissions for different users, and how to create and run a Python script from the command line. You’ll also learn how to use the terminal on UNIX machines and how to use the command line’s powerful text processing tools like awk and sed. The lack of a graphical user interface (GUI) also makes the command line faster than other approaches for many tasks.
Best of all, you’ll learn by doing — you’ll practice and get feedback directly in the browser. When you finish the course, you’ll have enough hands-on practice that you’ll be comfortable using the command line in your day-to-day data analysis tasks.
- Navigating the command line environment
- Running bash and Python programs from the command line
- Modifying the behavior of commands with options
- Managing users and permissions
Command Line for Data Science [5 lessons]
Introduction to the Command Line 1hLesson Objectives
- Employ the command line for data science
- Employ the filesystem from the command line
- Modify commands using options
- Access command history
The Filesystem 1hLesson Objectives
- Inspect directories
- Navigate the filesystem
- Employ filesystem navigation shortcuts
Modifying the Filesystem 1hLesson Objectives
- Create directories
- Delete directories and files
- Copy directories and files
- Move and rename directories and files
Glob Patterns and Wildcards 1hLesson Objectives
- Define glob patterns and wildcards
- Employ wildcards
- Search for files
Users and Permissions 2hLesson Objectives
- Define the concept of user
- Identify the purpose of groups
- Identify the importance of permissions
- Modify permissions
- Define the superuser
- Manage file ownership
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