Introduction to Unix and Its Basic Commands

Unix is a multitasking, multiuser, open-source computer operating system. Unix is most widely used in all forms of computing systems such as desktop, laptop, and servers.

Unix shell is a command-line interpreter or shell that provides a command-line user interface for Unix-like operating systems. The shell is both an interactive command language and a scripting language and is used by the operating system to control the execution of the system using shell scripts.

Some Basic Unix Commands for commonly used requirements

  1. Working with Files – ls, rm
  2. Working with Directories – cd, mkdir, rmdir, pwd
  3. Working with Other tools – echo, printf, type, cat, cal, bc, clear, uname, who, tty, which

Running Unix Commands on Windows

Cygwin is an open-source collection of tools that allows Unix or Linux applications to be compiled and run on a Windows operating system from within a Linux-like interface.

I will be using Git Bash. Git Bash lets you use bash shell and other Unix commands on Windows.

From the next part, I will go into detail of each commands with their syntax.

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