0.1: Command Line
- 1.The command line is a text interface for manipulating our computers
- 2.Navigate folders and display folder contents in the command line
- 3.Create new folders and files in the command line
- 4.Rename or delete folders and files in the command line
The command line, also known as "terminal" is a text-based computer interface. We will use the command line to manage files, use Git version control and run Node applications. Using the command line is separate from writing application code, though we will need the command line to build apps effectively.
Below, we have listed some of the most commonly used terminal commands that software engineers use. To learn more about these commands, google "man" followed by the command name to get the "manual" page for the command (eg. to learn more about "pwd", simply enter "man pwd" into google).
The following paths are shortcuts to common locations and are often used in folder navigation.
Run each of the above commands with local files and folders. Verify file and folder changes in Ubuntu File Manager or MacOS Finder.
The following is a command line tutorial from a previous version of Rocket's Coding Basics course.