Basic Linux File Commands

I remember when I was first starting out with Linux - I would only look up instructions on how to do specific tasks. I didn’t invest much time at all trying to gain any foundational understanding. However, after reading enough material, I began to recognize the same commands over and over. At this point, I decided to research the most common Linux commands to gain familiarity with them; this way, I didn’t have to look them up every time I read an article which resulted in a dozen browser tabs. It’s been over a decade since then and, now, it is time for me to contribute my own beginners version.

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Navigating the Linux File System via CLI

It’s said that everything on a computer is either a file or process. In a strictly binary way, all computer data is just a combination of 1s and 0s; therefore, files are simply data that’s stored, typically on the hard disk or in memory (RAM), while processes are the manipulation of that data - usually in the CPU. Here, we’ll be reviewing different ways to view those files on a Linux system.

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