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Become a Linux Terminal Power User With These 8 Tricks

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There’s more to using the Linux terminal than just typing commands into it. Learn these basic tricks and you’ll be well on your way to mastering the Bash shell, used by default on most Linux distributions.

This one’s for the less experienced users – I’m sure that many of you advanced users out there already know all these tricks. Still, take a look – maybe there’s something you missed along the way.

Tab Completion

Tab completion is an essential trick. It’s a great time saver and it’s also useful if you’re not sure of a file or command’s exact name.

For example, let’s say you have a file named “really long file name” in the current directory and you want to delete it. You could type the entire file name, but

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