Guides and help on using basic Linux commands & basic Unix commands with step-by-step example.


Step by step example using Linux basic commands & Unix basic commands.


  When you talk about using Linux as Operating System, at least you need to know some of the basic Linux commands that could help you do the configurations, setup and manage your Linux box using the Linux shell (or command line interpreter). 


   The reason this Linux basic commands step by step with example guide design like this is to explain more plainly what these Linux command could do, and easier for us to find a command that should be used to do a specific task. Below is some of the collection of Linux commands and Unix commands presented with step by step examples.


Basic Linux Commands Collection:

  • Linux rm command - Linux command to remove files or directories. Linux 'rm' command can be used to remove/delete file, directory, hidden file and hidden directory on Linux operating system.

  • Linux shred command - Remove files more securely, Linux `shred' overwrites devices or files, to help prevent even very expensive hardware from recovering the data form your disk.

  • Linux pwd command - Print the current working directory.  Linux 'pwd' command is used to display the directory that you are currently in or your working directory.

  • Linux chsh command - The Linux 'chsh' command is used to change login shell on Linux command prompt.

  • Linux stat command - The Linux 'stat' command is used to display file or filesystem status on Linux Fedora Core command prompt.

  • Linux alias command - Make a string of Linux command (long line of command) to be substituted for a simple word Linux command.  Use the Linux alias command if you want to make log chain of command to be short command.

  • Linux cp command - Step by step on using cp command to copy files, folder, hidden file and hidden folder on Linux Fedora Core operating system.

  • Linux mv command - Using mv command to moving files and folder, the Linux mv command also can be use to rename the files or directory in Linux system.

  • Linux mkdir command - To make an directories (some say folder) in Linux OS is relatively simple.  The Linux command that usually involve on making directory usually mkdir command.  The article show step by step on making the directory on bash command prompt using Linux mkdir command.

  • Linux cat command - The cat is short form for 'concatenate' can be use to print the file contents to standard output, that is usually your PC screen.  This article show the step by step on using the cat command to display the file contents on your Linux computer screen and show the step by step on how to create a file in your Linux box using the cat command.

  • Linux df command - To display the usage of Linux filesystem, the df command also display the statistic of free disk space and how much disk space that you already used on your Linux system and the df command also can be use to display the filesystem type mounted on the system.

  • Linux du command - The du command can be use to get information on the size of each file and directory in the system.

  • Linux rmdir command - Using 'rmdir' command to delete or remove empty directory/folder from Linux system.

  • Linux man command - Using 'man' command to get on line help or on line manual pages for Linux command.

  • Linux cd command - Change to another directory in Linux system using the cd command.

  • Linux date command - Get current system time and system date using date command.

  • Linux cal command - Display calendar with cal command.

  • Linux uname command - Get and Dispaly Linux System Information.

  • Lunux updatedb command - Update the database for locate command ( command that use to find files on Linux ) using the updatedb command.

  • Linux tree command - Display and view the Linux Fedora directory in the tree like format, the tree command also can be use to display directory inodes number and file inode number.

  • Linux shutdown command - The step by step example using shutdown command to shutdown Linux Fedora machine, reboot Linux fedora machine using shutdown command, shutdown Linux Fedora on specific time, and canceling shutdown process on Linux Fedora system.

  • Lunux ls command - The Linux ls command is usually use to view and list contents inside directory in Linux Fedora system.  The ls command with -a option also can be use to list or show hidden file and hidden directory.

Note:  All Unix and Linux basic commands used is execute on GNU/Linux Fedora Core using Bash shell on Computer Laboratory Test Project.


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