How to add arguments in a command in linux?

by wayne.swaniawski , in category: General Help , 25 days ago

How to add arguments in a command in linux?

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by samara , 23 days ago


To add arguments in a command in Linux, you simply add them after the command name and before pressing the Enter key. Arguments modify the behavior of the command or provide additional information. Here's how you can add arguments:

  1. Syntax: command argument1 argument2 ...
  2. Replace command with the actual command you want to use. For example, if you want to list files and directories in the current directory, use the ls command.
  3. Add spaces between the command and the arguments.
  4. Replace argument1, argument2, etc., with the specific arguments for the command. The number and type of arguments required depend on the command you are using.

Here are a few examples:

  • ls -l: This uses the ls command with the -l argument, which displays detailed information about files and directories.
  • mkdir myfolder: This utilizes the mkdir command with the myfolder argument, which creates a directory named "myfolder".
  • grep search_term file.txt: This employs the grep command with the search_term and file.txt arguments, which searches for the specified term in the provided file.

Remember, the specific arguments required and their functionality vary across different commands. To get help and learn about available arguments for a specific command, you can refer to its manual page using man command_name.