Chapter 3

Navigating the Linux File System

This chapter’s learning objectives are

  • To be able to utilize Linux file system commands cat, cd, cmp, comm, cp, diff, head, join, less, ln, ls, more, mkdir, mv, paste, pwd, rm, rmdir, sort, tail, and wc
  • To be able to navigate through the Linux file system using both absolute and relative paths
  • To understand the hierarchical layout of the Linux file system including the roles of the top-level directories
  • To be able to apply wildcards to simplify file commands
  • To be able to use find to locate files
  • To understand hard and soft links
  • To understand the Linux permissions scheme, how to alter permissions using chmod and how to convert permissions to their 3-digit value
  • To understand the different types of ...

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