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Working with Files and Directories

The ability to manage and work with files and directories is foundational to performing general tasks in the Linux command line. In this hands-on lab, you will be tasked with creating and removing files and directories as well as modifying existing files and directories.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Jun 17, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create and Remove Files and Directories

    • Create 2 files in /opt/work/content:
      • template01
      • template02
    • Create a new directory called backup in /opt/work/.
    • Copy the directory /opt/work/project_alpha and all its contents to /opt/work/backup/.
    • Remove the directory /opt/work/project_alpha and all its contents.
  2. Challenge

    Modify Existing Files and Directories

    • Move the file /opt/work/marketing/welcome.txt to /opt/work/content/.
    • Use a text editor to update the contents of /opt/work/content/welcome.txt. Replace the string marketing team with content team.
    • Rename the /opt/work/marketing directory to be /opt/work/marketing_east.
    • Use the echo command and output redirection to overwrite the file /opt/work/marketing_east/strategy.txt with the following line - This document is a placeholder for the east cost marketing branch.

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