User Tools

Site Tools


wiki:navigating2016

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

Both sides previous revision Previous revision
Next revision
Previous revision
wiki:navigating2016 [2016/08/22 11:54]
erin
wiki:navigating2016 [2016/08/23 08:38]
erin
Line 14: Line 14:
  
 Hopefully, when you typed in these commands, the shell responded more intelligibly than when you typed jibberish. This is because **commands** are programs that the shell has installed. When you type the command, you are instructing the shell to run a program it recognizes. Hopefully, when you typed in these commands, the shell responded more intelligibly than when you typed jibberish. This is because **commands** are programs that the shell has installed. When you type the command, you are instructing the shell to run a program it recognizes.
- 
-The commands you ran are the who, where, what, when of system navigation. 
  
 <code bash> <code bash>
Line 81: Line 79:
 A cool quirk of Linux is that a period, "​.",​ is shorthand for the current working directory. And two periods, "​..",​ is shorthand for the directory a level up from my current directory. The directory one-level-up is called the **parent** directory. A cool quirk of Linux is that a period, "​.",​ is shorthand for the current working directory. And two periods, "​..",​ is shorthand for the directory a level up from my current directory. The directory one-level-up is called the **parent** directory.
  
-:!: **Exercise**: ​Use ''​pwd''​ to list your current working directory ​(your home directory). Write down the path somewhere so you can remember it. Next, try the following:+:!: **Exercise**: ​Write down the path of your current working directory somewhere so you can remember it. Next, try the following:
  
 <code bash> <code bash>
wiki/navigating2016.txt ยท Last modified: 2016/08/23 08:38 by erin