UNIX Daily Use 5 Commands

You can manipulate your file easily and quickly by using these commands in UNIX.

File navigating commands..

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cat
Concatenate: displays a file.

cd
Change directory: moves you to the directory identified.

cp
Copy: copies one file/directory to specified location.

file
Identifies the file type (binary, text, etc).

find
Finds a file/directory.

head
Shows the beginning of a file.

less
Browses through a file from end or beginning.

ls
List: shows the contents of the directory specified.

mkdir
Make directory: creates the specified directory.

more
Browses through a file from beginning to end.

mv
Move: moves the location of or renames a file/directory.

pwd
Print working directory: shows the current directory the user is in.

rm
Remove: removes a file.

rmdir
Remove directory: removes a directory.

tail
Shows the end of a file.

touch
Creates a blank file or modifies an existing file’s attributes.

whereis
Shows the location of a file.

which
Shows the location of a file if it is in your PATH

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