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.
A 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
- Working with Files – ls, rm
- Working with Directories – cd, mkdir, rmdir, pwd
- 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.