Basic Unix/Linux Help

Comand Windows Equivalent Linux Example
List Files dir ls
Copy a File copy file1 file2 cp file1 file2
Rename a File rename file1 file2 mv file1 file2
Move a File move file1 newdir/file2 mv file1 newdir/file2
Change Directory cd newdir cd newdir
Type a File md newdir mkdir newdir
Remove a File del filename rm filename
Show Current Directory type filename | more more filename
Go to Home Directory N/A cd
Text Editors wordpad filename [vi emacs nedit jot] filename
(nedit,emacs : xwindows only.
emacs -nw, vi, pico :terminal)
Finding a Command N/A apropos phrase
man -k phrase.
Help on a Command help command man command

For additional Help with Unix/Linux:

Copyright © 2009 Texas Southern University High Performance Computing Center