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23 Cards in this Set

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cd
change directories
clear
clear command prompt
date
set your servers time and date
date 11081300 = November 8th 1pm
df
check disc space
finger
tells you who else is in the system or who has access to the system
ls
list files and directories
man
pull up information about a linux command
more
read the contents of a file
nano
starts a basic text editor
passwd
to change your current password
pwd
list the name of the current directory
mkdir -p
Make a directory, creates new folders in the path specified. -p tells mkdir to make intermediate folders inside the new folder
cp
copy items from one location to another
mv
moves items from one location to another. Also is the rename command, moving the file to the same place with a different name.
rm
remove command, permanently removes items
rmdir
Deletes folders
-R
recursive command combined with rm removes a folder and all of it's contents
vi
the most common text editor
su
Substitute User Identity allows you to easily switch between users
sudo
Substitute User do preceding a command allows you to execute the command using root account access
-la
shows invisible items
cat
concatenate allows you to view the contents of a file
less
better for viewing long text files, as it will let you interactively browse and search through the text