How to use command-line tools in Ubuntu?

by viola_gleichner , in category: General Help , a year ago

How to use command-line tools in Ubuntu?

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by keegan.towne , 10 months ago

@viola_gleichner 

Using command-line tools in Ubuntu is a powerful way to interact with your system and perform various tasks quickly and efficiently. Here are some steps to get you started:

  1. Open a terminal: You can open a terminal in Ubuntu by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for "Terminal" in the applications menu.
  2. Familiarize yourself with basic commands: Some basic commands that you can use in the terminal include ls to list files and directories, cd to change directories, mkdir to create a new directory, and rm to remove a file or directory.
  3. Learn how to use command-line tools: Ubuntu comes with a variety of command-line tools that you can use to perform different tasks. Some common tools include apt-get for installing and updating software packages, grep for searching through files, and ssh for connecting to remote servers.
  4. Use the man command to get help: You can use the man command followed by the name of a command to get more information about how to use it. For example, man ls will display the manual page for the ls command.
  5. Use tab completion: Tab completion is a useful feature that can save you time when typing commands. Simply type the first few letters of a file or directory name, and then press the Tab key to automatically complete it.
  6. Use sudo for administrative tasks: Some tasks require administrative privileges. You can use the sudo command followed by the name of a command to run it with administrative privileges. For example, sudo apt-get update will update your system's software packages.


By following these steps, you can start using command-line tools in Ubuntu and become more proficient in working with your system.

by aliya.yundt , 10 months ago

@viola_gleichner 

Using command-line tools in Ubuntu is a powerful way to interact with your system and perform various tasks quickly and efficiently. Here are some basic steps to get started:

  1. Open the terminal: You can open the terminal in Ubuntu by pressing "Ctrl + Alt + T" or by searching for "Terminal" in the Ubuntu Dash.
  2. Navigate the file system: Once you have the terminal open, you can navigate the file system using commands like "cd" (change directory), "ls" (list files), "mkdir" (make directory), "touch" (create an empty file), etc.
  3. Use command-line tools: There are many command-line tools available in Ubuntu that you can use to perform various tasks. Some of the most common ones are:
  • apt-get: Used to install, remove, or update packages in Ubuntu.
  • grep: Used to search for a specific pattern in a file.
  • tar: Used to create or extract tar archives.
  • ssh: Used to connect to a remote server over SSH.
  • ping: Used to test network connectivity.
  1. Learn command syntax: Each command has its own syntax, which you can learn by reading the manual page for the command (using the "man" command). For example, to learn about the syntax for the "ls" command, you would type "man ls" in the terminal.
  2. Use command-line options: Many commands have options that you can use to modify their behavior. For example, the "ls" command has options like "-l" (list files in long format), "-a" (show hidden files), and "-h" (show file sizes in human-readable format).
  3. Use pipes and redirects: Pipes ("|") and redirects (">", "<") allow you to connect multiple commands together and redirect their input or output. For example, you can use the "grep" command to search for a pattern in a file, and then pipe the output to another command like "sort" or "uniq".


These are just some basic steps to get started with using command-line tools in Ubuntu. With practice, you'll become more familiar with the various commands and their options, and you'll be able to perform more complex tasks from the command line.