The purpose of this document is to provide the reader with a fast and simple introduction to using
the Linux command shell and some of its basic utilities. It is assumed that the reader has zero or
very limited exposure to the Linux command prompt. This document is designed to accompany an
instructor-led tutorial on this subject, and therefore some details have been left out. Explanations,
practical examples, and references to DOS commands are made, where appropriate.
Introduction to Linux and Basic Linux Commands for Beginners