Basic Linux File System Navigation [QuickPost]

In Linux, navigating the file system using the command line is a fundamental skill. Here are some basic commands for navigation:

  • ls: List the contents of a directory.
  • cd: Change the current working directory.
    • Example: cd /path/to/directory or cd .. to move up one directory level.
  • pwd: Print the current working directory.
  • mkdir: Create a new directory.
    • Example: mkdir new_directory_name.
  • rmdir: Remove a directory (only works if the directory is empty).
    • Example: rmdir directory_name.
  • cp: Copy files and directories.
    • Example: cp file_to_copy new_location.
  • mv: Move (or rename) files and directories.
    • Example: mv file_to_move new_location or mv old_file_name new_file_name to rename.
  • rm: Remove files or directories.
    • Example: rm file_to_remove.

These are just a few basic commands for navigating the Linux file system. There are many more commands and options available, but these should help you get started with the basics!

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