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The Linux Terminal is very a. powerful and b. hard to learn for most users. In this Post I show you how to get basic shit done.

ctrl + alt+ t open a Terminal
ls see the index
cd foldername Enter a folder
mv ~/path/to/file//filename ~/new path/filname move a file
mv ~/path/to/file//filename ~/new path/FILENAME rename a file
cp ~/path/to/file//filename ~/new path/FILENAME copy a file
rm ~/path/to/file//filename remove a file. Be careful
nano filename open a text editor in terminal
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