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Linux - GNU and Linux Commands


This course introduces users to shells and shows users how to configure user and environment variables and how to manage processes on a Linux system.

This lesson is part of our Linux online training series which contains over 27 hours of self-paced courseware. Our web-based training provides 6 months of unlimited access.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Define a shell
  • Explain how commands entered at the Linux command line are interpreted
  • Customize user and environment variables
  • Describe and view the history file
  • List running processes, modify process priority, and stop processes
  • List and control jobs


  • Understanding Shells
  • Typing at the Command Line
  • Editing and the Command Line
  • Understanding Variables
  • Customizing Environment Variables
  • Working with the PATH Variable
  • Working with the PROMPT Variable
  • Working with the HOME Variable
  • Understanding the HISTORY File
  • Viewing the HISTORY File with fc
  • Understanding Processes
  • Listing Processes with ps and top
  • Editing Process Priority with nice
  • Managing Jobs
  • Sending Signals to Processes

This course is for anyone who wants to get the most out of using Linux.

Prerequisites: None:

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet connection
  • Browser: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera or any standards compliant browser.
  • Authorware and Macromedia Flash player recommended but not required.
  • JavaScript must be enabled.

Retake any or all of our computer training as often as you want. Our online tutorials allow you to learn anywhere, anytime from any computer with internet access. All courses allow for 6 months of unlimited access (1 user), includes a variety of features and all courses qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.

StaffKit is an e-learning leader in providing computer training tutorials and online education. We have satisfied customers in over 75 countries using our online training courses. We have been a leading provider of self-paced web based training for the past 10 years.

Total Courses: 9
Total Time: 27+ hours
Only $99.95
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Total Time: 1723+ hours
Only $249.95
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