Becoming Comfortable at the Command Line

You're already familiar with a few file management commands from Chapters 6 and 7, such as ls, mv, cp, and rm. Feel free to try out a few of them now, just to get a feel for the way virtual consoles interact. For example, try getting a long directory listing of the /bin directory. Recall that you obtain long directory listings by appending the -l argument to the ls command, so the command to get a long listing of the /bin directory is

[you@workstation20 ~]$ ls -l /bin

The results of this command are shown in Figure 18.3.

Figure 18.3. The long directory listing of the /bin directory, generated by typing ls -l /bin.

Feel free to try out a few more commands now. For example, get a ...

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