Organizing ad managing files is an important task. Find out the basics of navigating, creating, and removing directories and files.
- [Instructor] Working with files and directories…is an important part of administering a Linux system.…Let's take a look at how to create, move, copy and delete…files and directories.…Let's start out with the basics by creating a file here…at the command line.…The simplest thing we can do to create a file is to use…the touch command which creates an empty file with…a given name.…I'll write 'touch myfile'.…And then in order to see that file, we can use…the ls command, which remember, is short for list,…to list the files in the directory.…
The files that I see here are inside of my home folder…or home directory.…I know I'm in my home directory because unless it's been…configured otherwise, that's where terminal window opens up.…And I can see that on my prompt, I have a tilde representing…my home directory.…To check though I can type pwd to print…the working directory.…In this case, working means the directory you're making…changes within.…To change to a different directory I can use the cd command…followed by the name of a directory.…
- Exploring filesystems
- Installing Linux on a physical or virtual machine
- Working with files, directories, and links
- Finding files
- Handling input/output redirection
- Comparing text files and non-text files
- Compressing and decompressing files
- Configuring file permissions
- Managing the root account
- Accessing the command line remotely
- Transferring files
Skill Level Beginner
1. Install and Log Into Ubuntu
System documentation11m 21s
2. Working with Files in the Terminal
3. Security and Administration
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