Command line, sudo and apt

Overview

In this tutorial you’ll learn some of the basics of the command line, navigating the filesystem on your instance and maintaining software on your instance.

You’ll learn the bare essentials, that will help you get started and you’ll be able to complete our tutorials. There are loads of resources across the web to help you learn this in much more depth and detail. One resource that we find worth mentioning is the Unix Shell over at Software Carpentry.

What you’ll need

  • A running Nectar instance
  • Terminal software.

What you’ll learn

  • Navigation of your instance file system
  • Elevating to use system administrator privileges
  • Installing and maintaining software