Basic navigation linuxPosted about 3 years ago 1.2k
pwd Where am I in the system.
ls [path] Perform a listing of the given path or your current directory. Common options: -l, -h, -a
cd [path] Change into the given path or into your home directory.
Path A description of where a file or directory is on the filesystem.
Absolute Path One beginning from the root of the file system (eg. /etc/sysconfig ).
Relative Path One relative to where you currently are in the system (eg. Documents/music ).
~ (tilde) Used in paths as a reference to your home directory (eg. ~/Documents ).
. (dot) Used in paths as a reference to your current directory (eg. ./bin ).
.. (dot dot) Used in paths as a reference to your current directories parent directory (eg. ../bin ).
TAB completion Start typing and press TAB. The system will auto complete the path. Press TAB twice and it will show you your alternatives.