Learn about the working directory and how to list files and directories and move around the file system.
- [Narrator] In this chapter, … we will learn about the Unix filesystem … and how to work with files and directories. … Let's begin by looking at the basics. … In Unix, we can move between directories. … It's similar to how you can navigate … into different directories or folders … in a graphical user interface. … For example, I can open up a new window, … and I'm in my user home directory. … And from there, I can double click on public … and move into the public directory … and double click on Dropbox to move inside that directory. … Each time I click, I change the directory that I'm in. … The current directory in Unix, … is called the working directory. … And the working directory is important … because many Unix commands will operate … based on that directory unless we tell them otherwise. … For example, when I use the ls command, … it's going to return a list of the contents … of the working directory. … When you first log in, … Unix is going to set your working directory … to be your user home directory. …
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Unix
2. Files and Directories
3. Ownership and Permissions
4. Commands and Processes
5. Directing Input and Output
6. Configure Your Working Environment
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