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Common commands

Description Command
Find out which directory you're in
(present working directory)
pwd
Go home cd ~
List the contents of the current directory ls
List contents with hidden files & permissions ls -la
Change to a directory cd /path/to/foobar
Go back one directory cd ../
Go back two directories cd ../../
Make a directory in current directory mkdir foobar
Remove a file (with confirmation) rm -i foobar.txt
Remove a directory (with confirmation) rm -Ri foobar/
Create a new text-based file touch foobar.txt
Re-enter previous commands Up arrow
Abort try ctrl + z or ctrl + c