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Beginning Fedora Desktop: Fedora 18 Edition by Richard Petersen

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CHAPTER 12

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Shells

  • The command line
  • History
  • Filename expansion: *, ?, [ ]
  • Standard input/output and redirection
  • Linux files
  • The file structure
  • Listing, displaying, and printing files
  • Managing directories: mkdir, rmdir, ls, cd, pwd
  • File and directory operations: find, cp, mv, rm, ln

The shell is a command interpreter that provides a line-oriented interactive and non-interactive interface between the user and the operating system. You enter commands on a command line; they are interpreted by the shell and then sent as instructions to the operating system. (The command-line interface is accessible from GNOME and KDE through a terminal window, from ...

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