Linux Commands for Beginners | Learn Linux from Basics

Hey guys! in the previous post of  Learn Hacking we discussed about Linux Architecture . 

In this post we are going to talk about some Linux commands for Beginners.

The commands are really simple and if you follow along, its going to be a child’s play. Learning Linux is not that difficult afterall. If you can learn to use Windows, you can do that with Linux as well..;-)

So we are going to discuss basic Linux commands , they are very similar to the commands in DOS.

Let me give you a comparison with the task these commands do.

DOS                                       Linux

mk                                      mkdir

rm                                        rmdir

cd                                             cd

dir                                              ls

cls                                            clear

Now How to use these commands?

Goto the terminal..

Applications-> System Tools -> Terminals

What is Linux Terminal | How to open Linux Terminal

What is Linux Terminal | How to open Linux Terminal

Now Let me show you the use of these commands..

1) mkdir :- mkdir stands for Make Directory. This command is used to create a new directory or u can say a folder

2) rmdir :- rmdir stands for Remove Directory. This command is used to delete a folder (Note a folder must already be created in order to get deleted)

3) cd :- cd stands for Choose directory . It is used to select/ enter a folder

4) ls:- ls is used to list all contents of a directory.

5) clear:- clear is used to clear the terminal screen ie.. it erases all the text on the terminal screen.

The screenshot below will clear all your doubts.

Linux commands for beginners | Learn Linux from beginning

Linux commands for beginners | Learn Linux from beginning


Well I hope you are clear with these basic commands. Its a must for navigation.

This was just the basics. In the next post I will cover some advance topics in details.

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  1. September 29, 2011

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