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Basic shell commands

Connecting to your server and opening up a terminal window is one thing, being able to actually make use of it is another. If you have never worked with Linux before, you may find this section particularly helpful as it will help you get started by describing some of the most basic and useful commands. All the commands that we will be using in later sections are covered here, but you will soon realize that there is a lot more that you can do with the shell in general.

File and directory management

There are a lot of similarities between common shells such as BASH (Bourne-Again SHell, default shell for GNU/Linux distributions) and the Microsoft Windows command-line interface. The main resemblance is that we use the notion of ...

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