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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Chapter 3. Navigating the Linux File System

  • Printing the current working directory

  • Changing directories with the cd command

  • Listing directories

  • Viewing text files

  • Creating files and directories

  • Copying files and directories

  • Moving and renaming files and directories

  • Creating symbolic links

  • Deleting files and directories

  • Finding files and directories

  • Using the GNOME gmc client

  • Using the KDE file manager kfm

  • Searching text files

You should know where you are or where you're going when you work with Linux. This section shows you how to navigate your directories at the console or through a terminal window, the GNOME desktop, and the K Desktop Environment (KDE) in X.

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