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  • Tuesday, 15 June 2021
10 ESSENTIAL UNIX Commands

10 ESSENTIAL UNIX Commands

10 ESSENTIAL UNIX Commands
These are ten commands that you really need to know in order to get started with UNIX

Command Example Description
ls ls Lists files in current directory
ls -alF List in long format
cd cd tempdir Change directory to tempdir
cd .. Move back one directory
cd ~kelite/web-docs Move into kelite web-docs directory
mkdir mkdir graphics Make a directory called graphics
rmdir rmdir emptydir Remove directory (must be empty)
cp cp file1 web-docs Copy file into directory
cp file1 file1.bak Make backup of file1
rm rm file1.bak Remove or delete file
rm *.tmp Remove all file
mv mv old.html new.html Move or rename files
more more index.html Look at file, one page at a time
lpr lpr index.html Send file to printer
man man ls Online manual (help) about command