Chapter 3. Exploring the System
Now that we know how to move around the filesystem, it’s time for a guided tour of our Linux system. Before we start, however, we’re going to learn some more commands that will be useful along the way:
ls—List directory contents.
file—Determine file type.
less—View file contents.
More Fun with ls
ls is probably the most used command and for good reason. With it, we can see directory contents and determine a variety of important file and directory attributes. As we have seen, we can simply enter
ls to see a list of files and subdirectories contained in the current working directory:
lsDesktop Documents Music Pictures Public Templates Videos
Besides the current working directory, we can specify the directory ...