File Management Command Cheat Sheet

In Linux, file management commands are used to manage files and directories. Those who regularly work with the Linux operating system, whether they are users, system administrators, or developers, will find these commands invaluable.

Command Description
ls List files and directories
cd Change directory
cp Copy files and directories
mv Move (rename) files and directories
rm Remove files and directories
mkdir Create directories
rmdir Remove empty directories
touch Create an empty file or update the timestamp of an existing file
chmod Change permissions for files and directories
chown Change ownership of files and directories
ln Create links between files
find Search for files and directories based on various criteria
locate Find files and directories by name
grep Search for patterns in files
head Display the first few lines of the file
tail Display the last few lines of the file
cat Concatenate and display files
more Display the contents of the file one screen at a time
less Display the contents of the file one screen at a time, with more advanced features
tar Create or extract tar archives
gzip Compress or decompress files using gzip compression
bzip2 Compress or decompress files using bzip2 compression


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