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Old 03-09-2006, 02:33 PM   #1
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Terminal Newbie Help

I am currently trying out CentOS after using SuSE for a while now and am having a few problems working out the commands.

1) When in terminal and I want to move back up a directory, in SuSE I would do .. how do I do this in RH?
2) The ls command is the same in SuSE and RH but in SuSE there is a 'l' command which shows the same info but in a different look. This dosn't seem to exist in RH, can it be done?


Old 03-09-2006, 02:45 PM   #2
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The basic commands in all Linux distros as well as other UNIX-like systems are the same. To move up a directory
$cd ..
To have the long listing
$ls -l
Old 03-09-2006, 02:47 PM   #3
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Hi, as far as as i can remember "cd .." (with one space between d and dot) always takes you one level up to the parent directory. And regarding 'l' command i think its 'll' and if i am not wrong then i hope you meant the same. ll command means list all files and directories in long list format.

This command is nothing but an alias to the command "ls -l" so if you type this in your terminal then you should see exactly what you were saw with "ll". You could create a alias and make it permanent for ll with "ls -l" command and you can use ll command everytime.
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