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Command Line

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pwd
print working directory
hostname
my computer's network name
mkdir
make directory
cd
change directory
ls
list directory
rmdir
remove directory
pushd
push directory
popd
pop directory
cp
copy a file or directory
mv
move a file or directory
less
page through a file
cat
print the whole file
xargs
execute arguments
find
find files
grep
find things inside files
man
read a manual page
apropos
find what man page is appropriate
env
look at your environment
echo
print some arguments
export
export/set a new environment variable
exit
exit the shell
sudo
DANGER! become super user root DANGER!
chmod
change permission modifiers
chown
change ownership
|
Takes the output from the command on the left, and "pipes" it to the command on the right.
<
Will take and send the input from the file on the RIGHT to the program on the LEFT.
>
Will take and send the input from the file on the LEFT to the program on the RIGHT.
>>
Takes the output of the command on the LEFT and appends it to the file on the RIGHT.
*
Matches anything in a wildcard like *.txt"
find
find STARTDIR -name WILDCARD -print
-i
ignore case in a command
man/help
description of command term