Linux Tutorial – Navigating the File system

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This chapter explains Introduction to Navigating the File system, Navigation commands, Linux commands are easy to  remember.

Navigating the File system

We will now learn how to navigate the file system through  our terminal because we all know how to do it using the GUI  (Graphical user interface) But first, we need to learn few things.
● The root directory is represented as / 

● The home directory is represented as ~

● The current directory is represented as .

● The parent directory is represeted as .. 

● The previous directory is represented as 
 

Navigation commands

pwd
It stands for print working  directory, It simply print the  absolute path name of your  current working directory
cd thisdirectory
It stands for change  directory, and it simply change  your current directory to  thisdirectory
cd /  Changes to your root directory
cd ~ Changes to your home directory
cd ..
Changes to your parent  directory
cd .  Doesn’t do anything !
cd 
Changes to your previous  directory
ls
Stands for list, It simply  lists all the files on your  current working directory

● As you may have noticed, all the  linux commands we learned so far  are very easy to remember. That is  because their name is an  abbreviation of their usage.

● This usually holds true for most of  the commands that we are about to  learn so, STAY TUNDED !

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