Useful Commands For Linux

lsList directories
moreReveal contents of a file
lessSimilar to more, but faster
man COMMANDShow manual pages for "COMMAND"
cdChange directories
mkdirMake directories
rmdirRemove directories
rmRemove a file
mvMove a file
geditA simple text editor
emacsAs above
chmodChange read and write permissions of files (see man pages)
topLists running processes
tar xzf filename.tar.gzExtract 'filename.tar.gz' into current directory
ssh -X in to department from outside computer. To login to ITS space replace 'turing' with 'vega'
sftp files to and from department computer

N.B. For most commands you can use the 'tab' key to auto complete your command.

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