Managing Files Using Command Line

This article by Swapnil Bhartiya published in linux.com will tell you, different commands that can be used for managing files using command line interface.


This is the third article in the 'Break the GUI' series, and it's all about managing files and directories without having to open the file manager.

One great advantage of using the command line interface (CLI) to perform such tasks is that you bypass the limitations of the file manager that comes with your distro. CLI is faster, less resource intensive, and as a result, more efficient. Learning CLI has its own perks: it also enables you to run your own headless servers.

I assume that you are familiar with the basics of command line, if not, then check out this article by Jack Wallen, "How to Move Files Using Linux Commands or File Managers." In this article, we will learn how to do 'almost' everything with your files and directory without a file manager.

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