Filesystem Basics

This article explains basic commands for navigation within Linux file system. The diagram below represents (part of) a Linux file system. A line from one node to a node on its right indicates containment. For example, the student directory is contained within the home directory.

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Points to note

1. When you are working within a shell terminal, you are always operating in a particular directory. To determine which directory you are in, use the pwd command: