How I Learned to Stop Worrying

and Love the Command Line

 

 

 

Mike Jang

@theMikeJang

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Empathy

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Online Copy

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Poll

Who here knows the CLI

Do you know colleagues who avoid the CLI

Who wants to show empathy in your docs

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If you want to write for Devs/SysAdmins

 

I'm not a developer

I have the skillset to empathize

You can learn those skills too!

And You Can Teach These Skills

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying

and Love the Command Line

 

Mike Jang

@theMikeJang

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Documentarian

(aka Technical Writer)

  • Identity and Access Management

  • Author (look on Amazon)

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Mike Jang

Stop Worrying

Why?

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public domain (believe it or not)

A Hiring Story

Our Writing Test on AWS

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Empathy

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Empathy

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Your Readers

  • Developers
  • SysAdmins

 

  • Command Line Geeks

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Fantasy

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Your Docs Have Everything I Need!

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Reality

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TMI.

Where are the Commands?

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Disclaimers

 

 

 

  • Overview, not a Tutorial
  • Course Outline

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My Setup

 

Humanity towards Others

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redhat

Linux Systems Used In Production

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Assumption

 

 

bash

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Essential Command Line Skills

  1. Secure Connections

  2. Navigation

  3. Editing

  4. Package Management

  5. Git (basic)

  6. Scripts

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Essential Command Line Skills

  1. Secure Connections

  2. Navigation

  3. Editing

  4. Package Management

  5. Git (basic)

  6. Scripts

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Testing Real World Conditions

VMs/Containers

* Secure Connections

 

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SSH over the Internet

SSH to a Local VM

Lesson

SSH

 

Connect Remotely with a private key (PEM)

OK to connect locally with a password

 

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Secure Connections

A checklist

  1. ssh with encryption key

  2. ssh with password

(and more)

 

If You're Using SSH

You're Hacking!

 

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Essential Command Line Skills

  1. Secure Connections

  2. Navigation

  3. Editing

  4. Package Management

  5. Git (basic)

  6. Scripts

@theMikeJang

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Hike!

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You Are Here

alltrails.com

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It's text (no copyright, no trademarks)

It's text (no copyright, no trademarks)

Navigation

checklist

  1. Where am I (pwd)

  2. What's here (ls, ls -l, ls -lt, ls -ltr)

  3. Where's the file (find, locate)

  4. How do I get there (cd)

  5. What's in the file (grep) 

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Lessons

  • You're the Navigator
  • Direct the Reader

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Essential Command Line Skills

  1. Secure Connections

  2. Navigation

  3. Editing

  4. Package Management

  5. Git (basic)

  6. Scripts

@theMikeJang

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Why not Word

Demo Time!

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Editors

  1. Avoid Word

  2. nano

  3. vi(m)

  4. emacs

  5. IDEs (Atom, IntelliJ, VSCode)

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Empathy

 

Essential Command Line Skills

  1. Secure Connections

  2. Navigation

  3. Editing

  4. Package Management

  5. Git (basic)

  6. Scripts

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Many Kinds of Packages

  • zip

  • "tarball"

  • rpm, deb, ...

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Find the Right Tool

  1. zip

  2. "tarball"

  3. rpm, deb, ...

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unzip   *.zip

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tarball

 

  • .tar
  • .tar.gz
  • .tar.bz2

licensing unknown, but it's tar

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Linux/Unix packages

  • rpm
  • deb
  • pkg
  • ...

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Managers

  • apt
  • yum (dnf)
  • brew
  • choco
  • ...

Demo Time!

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Packages

checklist

  • unzip package.zip

  • tar xzvf package2.tar.gz

  • tar xjvf package3.tar.bz2

  • yum update; yum upgrade; yum install package

  • apt update; apt upgrade; apt install package

  • choco install package

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Even Windows has a Package Manager

Lessons

  • Help Readers Manage Your Software
  • Work with Software of Others

Bonus: Build Your Portfolio

Help Open Source Docs

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Essential Command Line Skills

  1. Secure Connections

  2. Navigation

  3. Editing

  4. Package Management

  5. Git (basic)

  6. Scripts

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Clone a Repo

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Cloning a Repo

Everyday Git

  • Create a Branch
  • Make changes
  • Add and Commit
  • Push
  • Set up a PR
  • More changes
  • Rebase
  •  
  • Check out a version
  • Check out someone else's branch

Demo Time!

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Practice Your Git

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Lesson

  • Manage Docs Like Code

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Essential Command Line Skills

  1. Secure Connections

  2. Navigation

  3. Editing

  4. Package Management

  5. Git (basic)

  6. Scripts

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Commands

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It's a Script!

Make

a

Script

It's a Script!

Demo Time!

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Simplify!

Lesson

Secret

If you're scripting

you're programming

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Essential Command Line Skills

  1. Secure Connections

  2. Navigation

  3. Editing

  4. Package Management

  5. Git (basic)

  6. Scripts

@theMikeJang

https://slides.com/mike-1/command-line

 

A Checklist

 

Supplemental Command Line Skills

  1. touch, rm, cp, mv, ln

  2. chown, chmod

  3. mkdir, rmdir

  4. Redirection ( >, >>, | )

  5. less, more

  6. diff

  7. man pages (manuals)

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What Your Readers Need

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Benefits

Empathy

Transformation

Docs as Code

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Benefits

Opportunity

Empathy

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You Can Learn to Love the Command Line

Thanks!

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