Chapter 19: Terminal

Learning Objectives

Upon completing all the content in this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  1. Navgiate through your filesystem effectively
  2. Create new files
  3. Copy existing files
  4. Remove directories or files
  5. List contents of a directory
  6. Understand the difference between an absolute and relative path.
  7. Understand the difference between a graphical user interface and a command line interface

Key Terminology

Here is a list of key terms for this chapter broken down by the page the term first appears on. You should make note of these terms and their definitions.

What is a terminal anyways?

  1. graphical user interface (GUI)
  2. command line interface (CLI)
  3. terminal
  4. shell

Filesystem and Paths

  1. filesystem
  2. directory
  3. subdirectory
  4. root directory
  5. parent directory
  6. absolute path
  7. relative path

How to Do Stuff in the Terminal

  1. prompt