Course Tools

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To complete the first part of this course, we need a few basic tools. Since we are going to work on the command line, it is important that you get these tools installed in such a way that we cna run them with simple commands.


Later in the course, we will set up a Virtual Machine running Linux, and we will need the same tools there. That will be far easier to set up than working on Windows.

Here are the tools we need, and links to instructions on installing them. Be careful when you do this, as you need to watch messages offering to allow you to run these tools from the command line:

There are five basic tools we need to do our work:

The above links should help you install the programs we will use. We will make sure everything is ready in our next lecture, which will start you off using Git