Linux 101

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This article will be a beginners guide to using Linux.

The commands

Basic commands
Command Description
ls Displays a list of files in the current working directory, like the dir command in DOS
cd directory change directories
passwd change the password for the current user
file filename display file type of file with name filename
cat textfile throws content of textfile on the screen
pwd display present working directory
exit or logout leave this session
man command read manual (or 'man') pages on command
info command read informational (or 'info') pages on command
apropos string search the whatis database for strings

See also

External links

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