Create a file hello.txt by using the following command.
$ touch hello.txt
Confirm that the file has been created successfully by listing the files.
To create a copy of this file, enter the following.
$ cp hello.txt hellocopy.txt
List the files to confirm that a copy of the file has been created.
Remove the hellocopy.txt file by entering the following delete command.
$ rm hellocopy.txt
List the files again to confirm that the file has been removed.
The terminal will blindly carry out your commands without asking you to confirm the file to delete. If you want to be prompted when you delete a file enter the following.
$ rm -i hello.txt
Press N because there is an additional trick left. Enter the following but this time you will press the tab file.
$ rm -i he<PRESS TAB>
This should complete the file in the command line to read.
$rm -i hello.txt
Press Y to delete the file.
When create files it is always nice to keep things organised. A directory will do just the job. Enter the following.
$ mkdir myfiles
Create a file.
$ touch suntimebox.txt
List the files and folders to confirm that they have been created.
$ ls -lF
Move the suntimebox.txt file into the myfiles directory.
$ mv suntimebox.txt myFiles
List the files and folders again and take note that the suntimebox.txt file is missing.
$ ls -lF
It is missing from the current directory because it was moved into the myFiles directory. Enter the following.
$ cd myFiles
$ ls -lF
The file should appear in the directory that was created. Enter the following.
$ cd ..
Enter the pwd command to confirm your locations.
Confirm that you are in the /home/pi directory and enter the following.
$ rm myFiles
The output displays that you cannot remove ‘myFiles’ because it is a directory. This is because a flag is needed. Enter the following command.
$ rm myFiles -r
This will attempt to remove any files inside the myFiles directory before removing it.
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