Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Explained

Linux Filesystem Hierarchy Explained

When working on the command line in Linux, you need to have a way to get around so to speak. When all you have is a cursor just blinking at you, it can give the feeling of “ok, what now”? Well, there are a handful of commands to let you begin to navigate around the hierarchy of the Linux filesystem. In this episode we’ll take a look at a few of them starting with pwd, which prints the current working directory, cd, which allows us to change to another directory, and ls, which provides the ability to quickly list the files and folders contained within a directory.…

How To Use The Linux Terminal

How To Use The Linux Terminal

At this point we have a Linux distribution to work with, so let’s start learning at the very beginnings. The beginning is learning about the command line, or shell as it’s also known by. The shell is in fact a program itself, running on the Linux machine, and it accepts commands you type in so the system can execute them. The program gets its name from Steve Bourne who originally wrote it.…

How To Get Started With Linux

how to get started with linux

As web developers, we work with Linux all the time, even if we don’t know it. Linux powers almost all of the web servers out there on the internet. LAMP is the acronym that stands for Linux Apache MySQL PHP. Microsoft also has the option to support web developers and serve websites with its IIS Internet Information Server technology, but Linux is far and away the more commonly used platform.…

Install Larabook On Laravel Homestead

Ok ladies and gentlemen, you’ll notice we did a lot of work to get familiar with Virtual Box, Vagrant, and Laravel Homestead in the recent episodes. Growing pains aside, this Virtual Machine approach to creating new sites is awesome. Once the initial bootstrapping and setup is out of the way, on subsequent days, the promise of simply typing vagrant up into your terminal is true. Type that one line, and everything just works like magic.…

Install Laravel Homestead on Windows

Laravel is loads of fun, and the community around Laravel is what makes it so great. A lot of the top guns in the community from Taylor Otwell on down use OSX. That’s great since OSX has a more UNIX feel to it and almost all web projects are eventually deployed to some form of UNIX / Linux. Many of us don’t have the luxury of running a slick Macbook Pro or Macbook Air in our day to day routine due to corporate environments, or simply personal choice for using Windows as a desktop operating system.…