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In this chapter, the following topics were discussed:

  • Listing files using ls

  • Viewing the content of a file using cat

  • Counting the words, lines, and characters in a file using wc

  • Copying files using cp

  • Renaming files using mv

  • Removing files using rm

Knowing how to perform each of these basic tasks is essential to becoming a good shell programmer. In the chapters ahead, you will use these basics to create scripts for solving real-world problems.

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