Using the Command Line

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15 minutes
  • 2 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

It’s time for your first command line experience!

In this lab, we will use SSH to connect to a remote server, log in, and run a few commands. The purpose of this lab is to help you become familiar with and comfortable using the command line to connect to a remote Linux host.

This is something you’re going to be doing often as you work with Linux, so let’s practice!

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Connect to the Remote Server

Using your SSH client, connect to the remote server using the address, username, and password provided.

Run Some Commands
  1. Run the following commands and note their output:

    whoami
    ls

    Note: files have been added to the instance so you can see sample output.

    pwd
    last
    uptime
  2. Congratulations! You have successfully run some of the most common commands in Linux! For some additional context on each of these commands, try adding man to the front and running them again. For example:

    man whoami
    man ls

Additional Resources

To connect to a remote server, you need three things:

  • The destination address
  • The username
  • The password

All of these have been provided for you in the lab instructions.

Follow along with the video as we complete each of the tasks for this hands-on lab.

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