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AWS4: Common Linux Commands


    Here is a comprehensive list of some great Linux commands that can be used on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) elastic compute servers.

    ls — list current directory files and folders

    cd — change directory – if you just do cd by itself you go to the user’s home directory

    cd .. — go up a level “folder”, notice the space after the cd

    cd / — go to the root or lowest level directory, again, notice the space after cd

    mkdir — this makes a folder in the current location

    chmod — change permissions

    chown — change the owner of the file or folder

    chgrp — change the group of the file or folder

    cp — copy a file or folder (cp file1 /folder2/file1)

    mv — move a file or folder (mv folder1/file1 folder2/file1)

    pwd — present working directory

    rm — removes the file / folder (DELETES)

    rmdir — removes the specified EMPTY directory

    touch — easiest way to create a new empty file