Linux/ Unix Bash Shell: Working with Files

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Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell.

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1. ls lists the contents of a directory

2. Using the -a flag displays hidden files

3. Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list

4. The file command gives us more information about a file type

5. rm removes a file

6. rm with the -r flag recursively removes an entire directory

7. cp makes a copy of a file


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