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Linux Command Line Reference

Linux Terminal Reference Sheet

Command Function
ls List the contents of the current directory
cd orange Change the current directory to the sub-folder orange
cd .. Change the current directory to the parent folder
cd ~ Change the current directory to your home folder
rm banana.txt Delete the file banana.txt
rmdir pineapple Delete the directory pineapple, but only if it is empty
rm -rf mango Delete the directory mango, even if it has files and folders in it
mkdir cheese Create a new folder called cheese
mv Rename to
cp bread.7z cherry.7z Copy bread.7z to cherry.7z
mv cabbage oranges/tangerines Move the folder cabbage to the folder tangerines inside the folder oranges
sudo command Execute command as the root (administrator) user
sudo apt-get update Update the package list
sudo apt-get upgrade Update the currently installed packages
sudo apt-get install foo Install the package foo
rpi-update Update the Raspberry Pi’s firmware1
raspi-config Start the Raspberry Pi configuration utility
nano apple.txt Edit the file apple.txt in the nano command line text editor
exit Exit the terminal
sudo shutdown -h now Shutdown
sudo reboot Restart
top View a list of processes using your CPU most intensively
CTRL + C Keyboard shortcut to exit most programs
CTRL + Z Keyboard shortcut to suspend the currently active process and return focus to the terminal
fg Resume the currently suspended process
jobs Display a list of jobs attached to the current terminal
bg 2 Put the job with the id 2 into the background2
disown 2 Disown the job with the id 2 so that it will not be terminated when the terminal is terminated3
`help less`
`cat cakes.log View the contents of cakes.log. Tip: add `
man less Display the manual page about the command less
help less Display some basic help about the command less
ssh pi@ Connect to the device at the IP with the username pi and start a remote terminal session

If you have any other commands or links to useful lists / references, please leave a comment below.

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  1. This first needs to be installed. See this page: 
  2. Note that to specify job #1, you type the command on it’s own without the job id. 
  3. Note that to specify job #1, you type the command on it’s own without the job id. 

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