~username, so Smith's home directory would be
Your path is a list of directory pathnames through which the
shell searches to find commands.
For example, if your path is set to . /usr/bin /usr/local/bin and you type print it looks for a file called print, first in your current directory, then in /usr/bin, and then in /usr/local/bin. Changing your path by adding other directory pathnames can be done by adding a suitable command to your .bashrc file, and for ways to do this, refer to section on SHELL Commands.
Directory Manipulation Commands
pwd (print working directory) displays the current default
Format: % pwd.
cd is used to change directories.
Format: % cd pathname.
To point to the parent directory (one level up), you can use dot dot ( .. ). For example, to
move one level up from where you are now you type: % cd ..
To move to your home directory simply type: % cd
mkdir will make or create a new directory.
Format: % mkdir dirname....
To remove a directory file use a special form of the rm (remove)
command, the rmdir command.
Format: % rmdir dirname
To remove a directory that is not empty, use the rm command with
the -r (recursive) switch. USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION!
Format: % rm -r dir...
ls - the list command, will get a directory of files. The command can take a large number of options to write dates, protection, etc..