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Unix Tutorial (3) Files

Posted by Rena Borges on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, In : Unix 

cp (copy)

cp file1 file2 is the command which makes a copy of file1 in the current working directory and calls it file2


mv (move)

mv file1 file2 moves (or renames) file1 to file2

To move a file from one place to another, use the mv command. This has the effect of moving rather than copying the file, so you end up with only one file rather than two. It can also be used to rename a file, by moving the file to the same directory, but giving it a different name.


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Unix Tutorial (2) - Directories

Posted by Rena Borges on Sunday, June 19, 2011, In : Unix 

Unix commands come in all shapes and sizes, from simple and common to rare and hellish. The command itself is a rather brief set of letters (usually, but not always), possibly followed by options and / or arguments. To open an UNIX Terminal window, click on the "Terminal" icon from Applications/Accessories menus.

When you first login, your current working directory is your home directory. Your home directory has the same name as your user-name, for example, reny, and it is where your personal...

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Unix Tutorial for Beginners (1)

Posted by Rena Borges on Friday, June 17, 2011, In : Unix 
April 27, 2011

What is Unix?

Unix is not that easy to define. At the lowest level it is simply the kernel (suite of programs which make the computer work) of an operating system. It was first developed in the 1960s, and has been under development ever since. It is a stable, multi-user, multi-tasking system for servers, desktops and laptops.
UNIX systems also have a graphical user interface (GUI) similar to Microsoft Windows which provides an easy to use environment. However, knowledge of UNI...

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