UNIX Fundamentals: Files and Directories

Individuals and companies who want to get a thorough grounding in UNIX principles and operation.

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Expected Duration
120 minutes

UNIX was Developed in 1969 by AT&T at Bell Labs and today is one of the most widely used OSes in the world. Used by individuals, companies, and organizations for a variety of applications, commercial UNIX systems include Oracle Solaris, IBM AIX, and HP-UX. An open-source system with many variants, it has also gained success in personal use markets such as desktop PCs (with UNIX-based operating systems like Linux and Mac OSX), and in smartphones with the Android OS.
UNIX has powerful file system features for working with files and directories. This course provides an introduction to the UNIX file system, including file types and their functions, the creation and deletion of UNIX files, wildcards and regular expression characters, searching UNIX files using parameters, and managing UNIX files and directories.


The UNIX File System

  • recognize the basic characteristics of files and directories
  • describe UNIX file types
  • name files and directories in a UNIX file system
  • navigate the UNIX file system
  • list files in a UNIX file system
  • view files in a UNIX file system
  • create files and directories
  • delete files
  • set permissions on files
  • work with the UNIX file system
  • create, delete, and set permissions for files
  • Locating Files and Managing Directories

  • use wildcards to locate files
  • use regular expressions to locate files
  • use grep to search for file content
  • use find to search for files
  • create and delete directories
  • copy and move files and directories
  • archive directories
  • find files in the Unix file system
  • create and archive directories




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