Chapter 3. Operating System

3.0. Introduction

This chapter explores many aspects of the Linux operating system used by the Raspberry Pi. A lot of this involves the use of the command line.

3.1. Moving Files Around Graphically

Problem

You want to move files around using a graphical interface like you can on a Mac or PC.

Solution

Use the File Manager.

You can find this program on your Start menu in the Accessories group (Figure 3-1).

The File Manager
Figure 3-1. The File Manager

Discussion

The lefthand side of the File Manager shows the volumes that are mounted, so if you connect a USB flash drive or external USB drive, it will appear here.

The central area displays the files in the current folder, which you can navigate using the buttons in the toolbar, or by typing a location in the file path area at the top.

Right-click a file to reveal options that can be used on that file (Figure 3-2).

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Figure 3-2. The File Manager

See Also

See also Recipe 3.4.

3.2. Starting a Terminal Session

Problem

When using a Raspberry Pi, you need to issue text commands in a Terminal.

Solution

Click on the LX Terminal icon on your desktop (Figure 3-3). If there is no shortcut on the desktop, you can also open a LX Terminal from the Start menu in the Accessories group.

Figure 3-3. Opening LX Terminal

Discussion

When the LX Terminal starts, it will ...

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