Linux Commands You           Can't Afford to Ignore          as a Software Engineer

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Print the current working directory to identify your location in the terminal.

1

pwd

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2

clear

Clears the terminal screen, providing a clean workspace for better visibility and organization

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3

su

Switch to root user mode for administrative access; alternatively, use 'sudo' for individual commands.

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4

Display text in the standard output, useful for scripting and basic output.

echo

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5

ls

List files and folders in the current directory; explore additional options like 'ls -l' for detailed information and 'ls -a' for hidden files.

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6

cd

Change directory to navigate between folders easily, with options like 'cd ', 'cd ../' to move back, and 'cd' to return to the home directory.

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7

Display the contents of a file; experiment with options like 'cat -n' for line numbers and 'cat -E' to add '$' at the end of each line.

cat

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8

grep

Search for patterns in files; use options like '-i' for case-insensitive search and '-n' for line numbers.

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9

sort

Alphabetically sort the contents of a file; consider options like '-r' for reverse order and '-f' for case-insensitive sorting.

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10

Copy files or directories with options such as '-i' for interactive mode and '-R' for recursive copying.

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cp

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