Category Archives: Linux Command Line

Ah, the Linux Command Line.

There’s something alluring about using a computer in a way that dates back to the Unix terminals decades past. Typing commands directly at the prompt feels like shifting gears on a manual transmission or casting spells.

Whether you’re new to the Linux console or just brushing up, these posts will solidify your ability to get around on the console.

Navigating the Command Line – Getting Around

Navigating the command line is mostly a matter of moving between directories, and understanding where you are – the current working directory. As mentioned previously, when working on the command line, there is always a current working directory. Checking the Current … Continue reading

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Understanding the Linux Command Prompt

First, the preliminaries. In order to understand the Linux command prompt, it’s necessary to recognize the significance of the pieces it’s comprised of. Certain things are necessary in order to have a terminal session at all. Prerequisites It’s not possible … Continue reading

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