Command Line Cheat Sheet
A Quick List of CLI Basics, plus some extras
Will show the path of the current directory you are in
$ cd <directory>
Will change you to the specified directory
$ cd ..
Will move you to the parent directory
Will list contents in the current directory
$ ls -la
More detailed view, includes hidden files
$ mkdir <directory>
Will create a new directory
$ rm <file>
Deletes the given file
$ rm -r <directory>
Deletes the directory
$ rm -f <file>
Forces file delete. You can add the
-r flag to force-delete a directory.
$ mv <old-file> to <new-file>
$ mv <file> <directory>
Moves file to directory. This may overwrite an existing file
$ cp <file> <directory>
Copy a file to a directory. This may overwrite an existing file
$ touch <file>
Create a new file
$ find <dir> -name "<file>"
Search for all files named inside a directory. You can use wildcards
* to search for parts of a filename, like "*.html"
$ grep "<text>" <file>
Outputs all occurrences of inside
$ grep -rl "<text>" <dir>
Searches for all files containing inside