Unix commands overview
Here you can find the basic Unix commands. This page are designed for Unix beginners mainly.
cd - Changes your current directory
Every Unix command or filename is case sensitive, unlike DOS, this is the most common error to be aware of.
Example: cd dir_name
chmod - Change permissions of file or directory
clear - Clears the shell.
cp - Copy a file
Example: cp old_name new_name
emacs - Starts up the emacs text editor
Example: emacs file_name
exit - Exits out of a shell
help - General command information.
lpq - Lists print spool.
ls - Lists files in your current directory.
ls -al - Shows permission settings for files in directory.
man - Manual pages for a command
Example: man command
mail - Sends and receives mail
mkdir - Makes a new directory
Example: mkdir new_dir_name
passwd - Changes your password
pine - Starts the pine mail program.
pwd - Tells you your present working directory.
rm - Removes a file
Example: rm file_name
rmdir - Removes a directory
Example: rmdir dir_name
source .login - Runs your .login file.
ifconfig -a - displays the IP configuration of the box
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