Shell = Terminal = “Command Line Interface” (short CLI) = Console
The terminal is a text based entry point where a user is given the possibility to enter commands which should be executed on the operating system..
Examples for such commands
- Print working directory
- Outputs the current absolute path, in which the terminal is currently working in.
- Usage: pwd
- List directory content
- Shows the content (folders, files etc.) of the current working directory.
- Usage: ls
- Change directory
- Change the current path of the working directory.
- Usage: cd
- Concatenate and print files
- Show the content of a given file.
- Usage: cat <filename>
- Move or rename files or folders.
- Usage: mv <filename> <new_path>
- Manuel page
- Show the help page for a given command.
- Usage: man <command>
- Make directory
- Create a new folder.
- Usage: mkdir <foldername>
- Remove given files and/or folders.
- Usage: rm <filename>
- Cleans up the terminal output of the current active terminal.
- Usage: clear