Mastering Linux Commands: Getting Started with Linux Shell commands

Welcome to the world of Linux! Starting with basic commands can open up a powerful way to interact with your computer. In this article, we’ll introduce you to some fundamental Linux commands that will help you get acquainted with the command line interface.

Starting your journey with Linux shell commands can be exciting! Here’s a simplified guide:

  • Getting Started: The Linux shell is where you type commands to tell your computer what to do.
  • First Command: Try typing uname to see the name of your Linux system.
  • Help Command: Use --help after a command like ls --help to understand what it does.
  • Files and Folders: Files hold data, like documents or pictures. Folders, also called directories, keep these files organized.
  • Paths: Absolute paths start from the root folder /, showing the full address. Relative paths start from where you currently are.
  • History: The history command shows you a list of your past commands.

Hands-On Tasks:

  • Use uname to identify your system, pwd to know your current directory, and cd to change directories.
  • Try ls --help, grep --help, and cat --help to learn how these commands work.
  • Practice managing files and folders with commands like mkdir and rm.
  • Look back at your command history by just typing history to see your previous actions.

Remember, practice is key to mastering Linux commands. Don’t hesitate to try out these commands and explore their options to deepen your understanding. Make sure to reach out to the community by clicking on “Reply”, if you need any support.

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