Hints & Tips on Learning Linux (FILES).

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Here are some Linux hints/tips that i have come across when learning to use Linux and i thought to share them with you.

These small little Linux command snippets that will enhance your use of the Linux command set.

Linux Code example 1)...

Display the manual for a Linux command

If you are unsure of the Linux Command you want to use or the options it offers, typing man then the command displays a manual for that command within Linux itself

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root@fmssltd:~/home/user$ man ls

                 User Commands

NAME

      ls - list directory contents

SYNOPSIS

      ls [OPTION]... [FILE]...

DESCRIPTION

      List information about the FILEs (the current directory by default). Sort entries alphabetically if none of -cftuvSUX nor --sort is specified.

Linux Code example 2)...

Display the Present working directory

Don't know where you are in the Linux directory structure typing pwd

displays the current working directory for you.

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root@fmssltd:~/home/user$ pwd

/home/user/desktop/pictures

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List the contents of the current directory

Want to know what files or directories are in the directory you are in, typing ls, displays a list of files & directories for you.

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root@fmssltd:~/home/user$ ls

Holidays   Kids   adam.jpg   ben.jpg

Holidays & Kids = directories. adam.jpg & ben.jpg = jpeg images.

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Change to another directory

You want to work in another directory, just typing cd with a directory after it, moves you to that directory. If the directory does not exist first check for a misspelling or use the ls command.

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root@fmssltd:~/home/user$ cd Holidays

root@fmssltd:~/home/user/Holidays$

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