Unix Basics

A few useful commands:

man command get help "manual pages" on command
more filename read a text file filename on screen
cd xxxx change directory to xxxx
pwd shows present working directory
mkdir directory makes directory directory
rmdir directory remove directory directory
cp sfile dfile copy sfile to dfile (can include directory path)
mv sfile dfile move sfile to dfile (can include directory path)
rm filename removes file filename
ls list files in current directory
ls -la more complete listing
ftp hopper.coe.neu.edu start ftp to hopper
put filename (within ftp) transfers file filename to hopper
get filename (within ftp) gets file filename from hopper
pico filename one file editor
xedit filename another file editor