Working the Command Line


  • You’ve just followed a link to a cool-sounding new resource that one of your friends has recommended. Now you’re reading about how this could help you in your day-to-day work on the web. You excitedly click through to the documentation; the installation instructions are laid out before you. That’s when your heart sinks. “This is moon language!” you cry.
  • You are not alone. I don’t just mean that there are many of us who feel the same way. I mean that you are literally not alone. You have Remy with you..
  • As I navigate the intimidating dark depths of the Command Line Interface, I’ll keep this book close to hand. But it isn’t a reference book. It’s more like a self-help book. It will help me—and you—become a more efficient developer, better equipped to battle moon language. “It’s a Unix system,” you’ll whisper. “I know this!”

What you will learn:

  • Navigating your computer in the terminal.
  • Tricks and shortcuts in the terminal.
  • Install software using the terminal.
  • Techniques on “how to shoot yourself in the foot”
  • How to customise your terminal

Who should read this book:

The book is about the command line and the terminal and aimed squarely at the beginner audience wanting to learn about the command line