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Ubuntu Linux, Day 18: What Is This 'sudo' You Speak Of?

Jun 20, 2011, 18:03 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Bradley)

"You can click on the Ubuntu logo icon and select Terminal to open a command prompt window. I am using Unity, so I opened the Applications lens and typed Terminal in the search field to get to it. However you get there, you will see the sparse black box with a little bit of text indicating the current directory path that your command line session is operating from.

"If you just open Terminal, it defaults to your user folder. In DOS or Windows, this is where I might type "dir" to get a listing of the directory. In Linux, though, 'dir' is replaced with 'ls'. You can then use switches like '-l' for a more detailed listing including permissions and file sizes, '-a' to display all files including hidden files, and "-h" to show file sizes in KB or MB instead of just bytes."

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