This class is not currently offered. Laurel 21:42, 31 July 2010 (UTC)
Navigating, or moving around, is essential to command line mastery. When you login you'll start in your home directory, /home/<your-user-name> and for whatever reason you might want to change into a different directory. This page will show you the basics of CLI navigation and present you with some questions to help you learn how to get around better.
cd = change directory ls = list directory contents pwd = print the working directory
/ = the root directory .. = the parent directory ~ = your home directory - = the last directory you were in (not used in paths)
Change to the /usr/local/bin directory, using an absolute path.
Change to the /etc/init.d/ directory, using a relative path (assuming you're in your home directory)
Change to your home directory, using an absolute path.
Change to the /home/rwlove directory.
Change to the / directory.
Change back to the last directory you were in.
Change to the last directory you were in.
- How would you change to the root directory?
- How would you change to the Desktop directory within your home directory?
- How would you change back to your home directory?
- How would you confirm where you are?
- How would you list the contents of your parent directory?
- Show a relative path that starts in your home directory and specifies the /var/log/ directory.
- If you were in the / directory how would you change to the /home/rwlove directory with a path that starts in your home directory?
This class needs a better introduction paragraph and a few more quiz questions.