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[Linux TidBits] Moving, Copying, Deleting And Viewing Files

Moving, Copying and Deleting files in Linux OS Environment/Bash Scripting hold key importance, these basic tasks are widely performed in Linux/Unix environments. Following are some important linux commands, which will help you in performing said tasks:

ls -l

{List files in current directory using long format}

ls -F

{List files in current directory and indicate the file type}

ls -laC

{List all files in current directory in long format and display in columns}

rm name

{Remove a file or directory called name}

rm -rf name

{Kill off an entire directory and all it’s includes files and subdirectories}

cp filename /home/dirname

{Copy the file called filename to the /home/dirname directory}

mv filename /home/dirname

{Move the file called filename to the /home/dirname directory}

cat filetoview

{Display the file called filetoview}

man -k keyword

{Display man pages containing keyword}

more filetoview

{Display the file called filetoview one page at a time, proceed to next page
using the spacebar}

head filetoview

{Display the first 10 lines of the file called filetoview}

head -20 filetoview

{Display the first 20 lines of the file called filetoview}

tail filetoview

{Display the last 10 lines of the file called filetoview}

tail -20 filetoview

{Display the last 20 lines of the file called filetoview}

Hope these useful commands will be helpful.

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