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Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Panther Edition by David Pogue

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Navigating in Unix

If you can’t see any icons for your files and folders, how are you supposed to work with them?

You have no choice but to ask Unix to tell you what folder you’re looking at (using the pwd command), what’s in it (using the ls command), and what folder you want to switch to (using the cd command), as described in the following pages.

pwd (print working directory, or “Where am I?”)

Here’s one of the most basic navigation commands: pwd, which ...

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