SJammy
10/6/2019 - 5:04 PM

MANIPULATION Generalizations

MANIPULATION
Generalizations
Congratulations! You learned how to use the command line to view and manipulate the filesystem. What can we generalize so far?

Options modify the behavior of commands:
ls -a lists all contents of a directory, including hidden files and directories
ls -l lists all contents in long format
ls -t orders files and directories by the time they were last modified
Multiple options can be used together, like ls -alt
From the command line, you can also copy, move, and remove files and directories:
cp copies files
mv moves and renames files
rm removes files
rm -r removes directories
Wildcards are useful for selecting groups of files and directories