For some experiments you will need to use the Terminal Window. To get a Terminal Window click on the program in the Favorites section of the Activities panel.
Some useful commands are
pwd– To Print the Working Directory; i.e. the folder you’re “in”.
cd directory-name– Change Directory. Note that
cdby itself goes to your home directory, and
cd ..goes up the directory tree.
ls– LiSt the files in the current directory. Use
ls -lto get more information about the files
cp old-file new-file– CoPy a file.
more textfilename– shows you the contents of the text file.
wc textfilename– shows you a WordCount of the text file as well as how many characters and lines it has.
man command– shows you the command’s MANual page. For example, typing
man lstells you all about the
Note that you can drop icons into the Terminal Window – the name of the file or folder you drop is pasted on the command line.