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File and Directory commands used in Ubuntu

File and Directory commands used in Ubuntu

  –  Stands for your Home directory

pwd (Print working Directory)Allows you to know in which directory you are located

lsWill show you the list of files in your current directory

cdallow you to change the directories. To move around the file system cd command will be used

cd/navigate to the root directory


cd ~
navigate to home directory


cd ..
navigate up one directory


cd –
navigate to previous directory


cp
copy a file


cp –r
directory aaarecursively copy the directory aaa


mv
move a file to a different location (mv aaa ~/Desktop)

rmremove a file


rmdir
delete an empty directory

mkdirallow to make a directory

Thamali Epa

Thamali is a contributor at Nerdynaut Staff.

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