Learn your way! Get started

Linux, Part 4: System Functions, Scripts and Partitions

with expert Jordan Hudgens

Watch trailer

Linux, Part 4: System Functions, Scripts and Partitions Trailer

Course at a glance

Included in these subscriptions:

  • Dev & IT Pro Video
  • Dev & IT Pro Power Pack
  • Power Pack Plus

Release date Release date 8/26/2016
Level Level Beginner
Runtime Runtime 2h 12m
Platform Platform Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Windows Major browsers on Mac OSX Major browsers on Mac OSX Mobile Devices Mobile Devices
Closed captioning Closed captioning Included
Transcript Transcript Included
eBooks / courseware eBooks / courseware N/A
Hands-on labs Hands-on labs N/A
Sample code Sample code N/A
Exams Exams Included

Enterprise Solutions
Enterprise Solutions

Need reporting, custom learning tracks, or SCORM? Learn More

Course description

A continuation of Linux Part 1: Overview, Tools and Users, this course, with expert Jordan Hudgens, explores system functions as well as managing files and directories. Hudgens will discuss working with background jobs and installing packages from the command line, as well as show the power of the Linux Kernel including its flexibility and how it runs the entire OS. Finally, he will walk through the shell programming language and custom scripts, finishing up with creating partitions.


This course assumes that students are familiar with basic computer usage in the Mac, Windows, or Linux operating systems. It also assumes that students have Linux installed on their system.

Meet the expert

Jordan Hudgens Jordan Hudgens has certifications for Ruby on Rails, Thinkful; Ruby on Rails, Bloc.io; Front End Development, Thinkful; and AngularJS, Thinkful. He is currently vice president of engineering for TRACKR in Midland, Texas and is working on his PhD in Computer Science from Texas Tech. In addition to Ruby, Jordan works with PHP, JavaScript, MySQL, Postgres, CSS3, C, C++, C#, Objective-C, and Python. He also works with the frameworks Rails (Ruby), Zend (PHP), and Django (Python); plus the libraries AngularJS, jQuery, and Backbone.js.

Course outline

Permissions and Processes

File and Directory Permissions (18:07)
  • Introduction (00:27)
  • Demo: File Permissions (05:23)
  • Demo: Set File Permissions (05:45)
  • Demo: File Permissions Cont. (02:54)
  • Demo: Directory Permissions (03:09)
  • Summary (00:26)
Processes and System Status (15:49)
  • Introduction (00:28)
  • Demo: Terminate Processes (04:09)
  • Demo: Multiple Processes (05:34)
  • Demo: System Status (05:15)
  • Summary (00:22)
Usage Monitoring (12:32)
  • Introduction (00:31)
  • Demo: Usage Monitoring (05:19)
  • Demo: Background Jobs (06:12)
  • Summary (00:28)
Packages (13:25)
  • Introduction (00:29)
  • Linux Packages (02:17)
  • Demo: Using apt (03:49)
  • Demo: Install from the UI (03:04)
  • Demo: Remove Packages (03:23)
  • Summary (00:21)

Kernel, Scripts, and Partition

Linux Kernel (19:32)
  • Introduction (00:24)
  • What Is the Linux Kernel? (12:20)
  • Kernel vs. User Space (03:23)
  • Introduction to Kernel Modules (02:54)
  • Summary (00:30)
Intro to Scripts (21:49)
  • Introduction (00:28)
  • Bash/Shell Scripts (04:36)
  • Features (01:27)
  • Placement (02:16)
  • Examples (02:01)
  • Process (02:00)
  • Demo: Custom Script (06:25)
  • Demo: Running a Script (02:08)
  • Summary (00:26)
Customizing Scripts (19:34)
  • Introduction (00:30)
  • Demo: HelloWorld (05:28)
  • Demo: User Input (04:10)
  • Demo: Global Scripts (04:01)
  • Demo: Conditionals (04:53)
  • Summary (00:29)
Partitions (11:19)
  • Introduction (00:27)
  • Introduction to Partitions (03:39)
  • Partition Strategies (02:33)
  • Partition Guide (04:09)
  • Summary (00:29)