Now that you understand how the Linux file system is structured as well as how to search for files, you’re ready to start managing the file system. In this part of the chapter, we’re going to focus on managing directories from the shell prompt. The following topics are addressed:
• Navigating the file system
• Viewing directory contents
• Creating new directories
• Copying, moving, and deleting directories
Let’s begin by discussing how to navigate the file system from the shell prompt.
As you work with the Linux file system from the shell prompt, one of the most common tasks you will complete is to move around between the different directories on your storage devices. Your ...