Linux Commands
CSC 105 The Digital Age Spring 2009

Command What it stands for What it does To check your work
pwd print working directory displays the name of your current directory
ls -l list (long form) displays contents of your current directory
mkdir dirName make directory creates a new directory dirName ls -l
cd dirName change directory moves you to directory dirName pwd
cp sourceFile targetFile copy makes a copy of sourceFile, called targetFile ls -l
mv sourceFile targetFile move renames sourceFile to targetFile ls -l
chmod XXX fileName change mode changes permissions on fileName ls -l

From CSC105 Linux commands by Marge Coahran