Learning file management commands

File Power


We give you an overview of commands for moving, editing, compressing, and generally manipulating files.

GNU/​ inux treats everything as a file. For this reason, learning file management commands should be among your first priorities in learning about the operating system. These commands are easy to remember because their names are usually abbreviations of their actions – for example, mv for move and ls for list – but their options can take time to learn.