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Raspberry Pi Cookbook, 2nd Edition by Simon Monk

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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 OS X or PC.

Solution

Use the File Manager.

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

Using the File Manager, you can drag a file or directory from one directory to another or use the Edit menu to copy a file from one location and paste it to a second. This operates in much the same way as the Windows File Manager or Mac OS X Finder. 

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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 options

See Also

See also Recipe 3.4.

3.2 Starting a Terminal Session

Problem

When using a Raspberry Pi, you need to ...

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