So, if you have just landed in Linux, coming from the GUI of the Mac or Windows, we wanted to gather some immediate tips here.
It's mkdir, not md for command line folder creation. (This one will take some time to change to if you have spent a lot of time in DOS/Command prompt :-)
| more in DOS to control the flow of moving through a text file is | less (!) in Linux. And
So for example, where you would do
c:\>type help.txt | more in DOS
it would be
$ cat help.txt | less in Linux.
| less is a lot more powerful as you can scroll back and forth within the text file you are viewing.
Most linux commands come with a small-to-large reference available by typing
man in front of the command. "man" for manual. Therefore
man cat will help you with other parameters available for "cat".
$ man cat
|mkdir||If you have been a command line person in the past, you'll know that md is the way to make a folder (directory) in the Windows command prompt (DOS). mkdir is the way to do it in Linux. mkdir brings with it options to make all folders in a given path, if needed. So, if you do Not have a /home/lavojo/files/places-to-keep/tips folder then entering
|cmp||Much like fc on DOS, cmp is used to compare files on the command line.|
|use ls. ls -larth for the familiar DOS-type listing of files.|