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Linux Command Line
version 1.4
Last modified date: 2009-07-03
Created Date: 2008-01-06
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Linux Command Line: Files and Directory

View the commands list divided into arguments
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Command Description
# cd /home enter to directory '/ home'   [man]
# cd .. go back one level   [man]
# cd ../.. go back two levels   [man]
# cd go to home directory   [man]
# cd ~user1 go to home directory   [man]
# cd - go to previous directory   [man]
# cp file1 file2 copying a file   [man]
# cp dir/* . copy all files of a directory within the current work directory   [man]
# cp -a /tmp/dir1 . copy a directory within the current work directory   [man]
# cp -a dir1 dir2 copy a directory   [man]
# cp file file1 outputs the mime type of the file as text   [man]
# iconv -l lists known encodings   [man]
# iconv -f fromEncoding -t toEncoding inputFile > outputFile converting the coding of characters from one format to another   [man]
# find . -maxdepth 1 -name *.jpg -print -exec convert batch resize files in the current directory and send them to a thumbnails directory (requires convert from Imagemagick)   [man]
# ln -s file1 lnk1 create a symbolic link to file or directory   [man]
# ln file1 lnk1 create a physical link to file or directory   [man]
# ls view files of directory   [man]
# ls -F view files of directory   [man]
# ls -l show details of files and directory   [man]
# ls -a show hidden files   [man]
# ls *[0-9]* show files and directory containing numbers   [man]
# lstree show files and directories in a tree starting from root(2)   [man]
# mkdir dir1 create a directory called 'dir1'   [man]
# mkdir dir1 dir2 create two directories simultaneously   [man]
# mkdir -p /tmp/dir1/dir2 create a directory tree   [man]
# mv dir1 new_dir rename / move a file or directory   [man]
# pwd show the path of work directory   [man]
# rm -f file1 delete file called 'file1'   [man]
# rm -rf dir1 remove a directory called 'dir1' and contents recursively   [man]
# rm -rf dir1 dir2 remove two directories and their contents recursively   [man]
# rmdir dir1 delete directory called 'dir1'   [man]
# touch -t 0712250000 file1 modify timestamp of a file or directory - (YYMMDDhhmm)   [man]
# tree show files and directories in a tree starting from root(1)   [man]
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Commands by Argument
System information - Shutdown, Restart and Logout of a system - Files and Directory - File search - Mounting a Filesystem - Disk Space - Users and Groups - Permits on Files - Special Attributes on files - Archives and compressed files - RPM Packages ( Fedora, Red Hat and like) - YUM packages tool (Fedora, RedHat and alike) - DEB packages (Debian, Ubuntu and like) - APT packages tool (Debian, Ubuntu and alike) - View file content - Text Manipulation - Character set and Format file conversion - Filesystem Analysis - Format a Filesystem - Filesystem SWAP - Backup - CDROM - Networking (LAN / WiFi) - Microsoft Windows networks (samba) - IPTABLES (firewall) - Monitoring and debugging - Other useful commands - Pacman packages tool (Arch, Frugalware and alike) -

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