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UNIX: The Complete Reference, Second Edition, 2nd Edition by Richard Rosinski, Douglas Host, Kenneth Rosen, Rachel Klee

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CHAPTER 3Working with Files and Directories

The UNIX file system provides a powerful and flexible way to organize and manage your information. This chapter introduces the basic concepts of the file system and explains the most important commands for manipulating files and directories. In particular, the commands that provide the basic file manipulation operations—viewing files, changing directories, deleting and moving files—are among the UNIX commands you will use most often.

By the end of this chapter, you will know how to display the contents of files and directories, and how to create, delete, and manage them. You will also be able to search for specific files, control user access to files by using permissions, and use the UNIX commands for ...

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