Edit Text Files in Linux

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Time
45 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner

In this IT Pro Challenge provided by Learn on Demand Systems, you will learn to utilize the vim and nano text editors. You will also be using a variety of file management tools to manage ...

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Overview

Introduction: The Learn on Demand Systems' Edit Text Files in Linux is a premium Cybrary lab that trains students to learn the text editors such as Vim and Nano in the Command Line Interface as well as manage files and directories too. The Edit Text Files in Linux is intended for Intermediate level students and learners.

The Learn on Demand Systems' Edit Text Files in Linux Lab is aimed towards the System Administrator work profile. Upon successful completion of Learn on Demand Systems' Edit Text Files in Linux Lab, the student will be able to create text files using Vim and Nano text editors as well as manage text files. Learn on Demand Systems' Edit Text Files in Linux Lab takes 30-45 minutes to complete for most students.

Skills/Activity Breakdown: The Edit Text Files in Linux Lab aims at teaching students to create text files using Vim text editor in Linux. Also, it includes a tutorial to create directories and using Vim to create files inside those directories, while also printing text in those files. A student learns good usage of yank and put functions of text operations. Working with the Vim text editor allows administrators to manage Linux configuration files.

The Edit Text Files in Linux Lab also aims at teaching students to create text using Nano text editor in Linux. Also, it includes a tutorial to create directories and using Nano to create files inside those directories, while also printing text in those files. A student learns good usage of duplication, cutting and uncutting text operations. Working with the Nano text editor allows administrators to manage Linux configuration files. Working with the Nano text editor allows you to manage Linux configuration files.

The Edit Text Files in Linux Lab teaches students to manage files inside directories. Displaying directory contents' absolute path and checking for hidden files, checking and updating timestamps on files are some of the tasks a student learns in the lab. Students will receive a hands-on the following variety of file management tool commands as mentioned here: ls, pwd, cat, head, tail, wc, cp, rn, rm, mv, grep, touch.

Completion of Learn on Demand Systems' Edit Text Files in Linux Lab means that the student has demonstrated the ability to use Linux Command Line text editors Vim and Nano to create files and enter content as well as use file management commands to administer files in Linux environment.

Scenario: You are a system administrator for a company that uses Linux servers. You need to edit Linux configurations, many of which are stored in text files. You will create files using Vim and Nano, and then you will edit the files. You will also use file management commands.

Environment: You will use a default installation of CentOS 7 Linux with the Server with GUI package installed. Non-privileged accounts have been created for you. You will be guided through the process of adding software if necessary.

Learn on Demand Systems' Edit Text Files in Linux Lab is a part of the Linux: Command-Line and File System-Challenge Series Learning path presented by Cybrary and the lab is created by Learn on Demand Systems.

Click on the Launch the Lab button to assess your knowledge about the Linux Command Line text editor and file management tools.