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Introduction to Command Line and Unix Shell on JetBrains Academy

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We have some amazing news for our learners who want to build new programming skills or expand their knowledge of computer science fundamentals without spending too much time studying. We are proud to present our new short track – Introduction to Command Line and Unix Shell!

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You’ll see the command line, the shell, the terminal also called Bash. It’s a command language that allows you to work with files on your computer in a more efficient and powerful way than using a GUI (graphical user interface). With just a few simple commands, you can navigate and organize your file system, write scripts to automate daily time-consuming tasks, and even quickly commit and push code to a Git repository.

According to the 2020 Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey, Bash is the sixth most used language, outranking such languages as C# and PHP. It was also associated with higher salaries than, for instance, Python or JavaScript, according to the survey.

Our new Introduction to Command Line and Unix Shell track is the perfect choice to get acquainted with Bash, learn how to work with the command-line interface and more. The track only takes about 8 hours to complete, ensuring that you won’t get overwhelmed by new information. With 38 educational topics, including theory in addition to coding tasks and quizzes, you will quickly discover all the basic principles of working with the command line:

✅ Get to know Bash syntax
✅ Learn the principles of working with the command line
✅ Work with files and package managers
✅ Practice automating tasks

Keep in mind that the track is still in the early stages of testing, but the good news is that it’s provided to all JetBrains Academy students free of charge until the end of January 2022! If you have yet to join us, you can register at JetBrains Academy and enroll with the Free plan to get access to Introduction to Command Line and Unix Shell.

We hope that you will enjoy learning Bash with us! If you have any questions or would like to share your feedback, feel free to leave a comment below or contact us at academy@jetbrains.com.

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