Use the cd command to navigate between folders. Find out how to use the - and .. shortcuts to reduce typing and switch between directories. See how to use ls to view the contents of a directory.
- [Voiceover] If you've been working with computers…for any amount of time,…you are probably familiar with…the idea of files and folders.…Files are collections of information…that represent photos, documents, source code,…databases and all kinds of other things.…These are the basic unit of data storage…we work with in a graphical environment.…That's still pretty much the same…in the command line environment as well.…We organize these files into folders,…like you would keep a bunch of related papers…or photographs together in a folder or envelope.…In the graphical environment,…we can navigate around these files and folders…with the mouse, seeing their hierarchy,…and finding out information about them.…
We can do the same thing in a command line environment.…So, let's take a look at that.…I have my desktop set up here to show how…the terminal commands and the folder structure…are related to eachother.…In the file browser, I can navigate to the exercise files.…From my home folder, I can open up documents.…Here's exercise files right here.…
This course will establish the foundation for more advanced Linux topics. Find other Linux training courses here.
- What is the Linux command line?
- Writing Linux commands at the prompt
- Finding help for Linux commands
- Editing files and folders
- Configuring user roles and file permissions
- Using pipes to connect commands
- Peeking at files
- Searching and editing text
- Finding disk and system information
- Installing and updating software
Skill Level Beginner
1. Command-Line Basics
2. Files, Folders, and Permissions
3. Common Command-Line Tasks and Tools
4. A Peek at Some More Advanced Topics
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