Name: [1364] Chris Lasher
Member: 110 months
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Shell Basics 12 [ID:277] (12/13)

in series: Software Carpentry - Shell Basics

video tutorial by Chris Lasher, added 06/07

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Go beyond the shell and play with command line tools useful for developers:

  • diff
  • tar and gzip

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real good stuff. i now know what the heck each flag of -xvzf actually does!

Years ago I tried using Linux as a desktop OS and never understood tar balls so I didn't get very far. This video would have been very helpful back then! Great explanation

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Thanks for video, nice work BUT don't force this comment thing. if someone like to give feedback, let him do with ones free will not by force

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7. michael kors Tue, 06 Apr 2010 08:58

Awesome vid. I have never found someone exampling tar before. Although I never looked for an explanation I just looked for how to find install stuff. Very helpful.

Nice. Maybe pick up the pace a little. I'm not sure if you're going for time, or you just want the basics picked up a little slower, but maybe just a tad faster and enunciate. All in all a great job, thanks Chris!

5. anonymous Mon, 21 Dec 2009 00:03

This is absolutely useful

4. anonymous Sun, 04 Oct 2009 07:00

Great info! Well presented!!!

3. anonymous Sat, 13 Jun 2009 17:34

Thanks Chris. I'm 68 and had a Stroke in 1993. Used to be a hardware tech, long ago, and spent a day learning how to get a mainframe computer to read in tape from a reader and print the output to a Teletype! using machine code. Now using Ubuntu at home to surf the net and would like to learn a bit about programmimg with python, so your tuorial was very interesting and understandable about tar balls, gzip etc, which was all Greek to me 10 minutes ago! Thanks a lot for taking the time to do this. :) John

2. anonymous Sun, 26 Apr 2009 17:55

excellent source of info for simple-to-intermediate bash shell info... thanks!

Hello Chris,

Your video lectures on Linux are really good and very informative. I look forward for more tutorials in LINUX shell scripting from you.

Would be great if you could show settings for setting up different servers!


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