Some Necessary Linux Command Example

Hello, in this linux commands tutorial i will discuss about some basic linux command which i think every user should know. If you are a developer then it is must needed thing that need to know about some basic linux command.

So let's see some linux commands with examples and syntax. I will give an example with command and code. Let's see one after another.

Create a New File : 

To create a new file, use touch command

touch file.txt


To create multiple files, can be done with the help of &&.

touch file_2.txt && touch file_3.txt


Create New Directory:

To create a new directory, use mkdir command.

To create a new directory, use mkdir command.


Read a File:

There are many ways to read a file like

nano file.txt


The second way of reading a file is using cat or more command.

cat file.txt


Edit a File:

To edit a file can be done using text editor or related application with the file's type. In this example, the file with .txt extension is edited with text editor using nano.

Open a file with nano command.

nano file.txt


Edit file and then Save the file's changes with Ctrl + X then confirm by pressing Y. After that, hit Enter.

View Files:

To view a list of files can be done by using ls command.



Move and Copy File:

Wanna move a certain file, use mv command followed with target file and target directory. In this example, the file called file.txt moved to the mydirectory directory.

mv file.txt mydirectory


Wanna copy a certain file, use cp command followed with target file and target directory.

cp file_2.txt mydirectory


Remove File and Directory:

Wanna remove certain file, use rm command followed with file name.

rm file_2.txt


To remove a directory, use rmdir command followed with directory name.

rmdir directory


To remove a directory and its content. Use rm -rf.

rm -rf directory_name


Want to change the file or directory ownership, use chown command followed with user's name.

chown cool.txt other_user


Wanna learn more about specific commands, just add --help

ls --help


Hope it can help you.


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