13.13. Using Multiple Commands
Linux allows you to enter multiple commands at one time. The only
requirement is that you separate the commands with a semicolon.
Suppose you have downloaded a new file called
foobar-1.3-2.i386.rpm, and you want to put it in a
new subdirectory within your home directory called
rpms/, but the subdirectory has not been
created. You can combine both the creation of the
rpms/ directory and the moving of your downloaded
file into the directory by typing the following at a shell
mkdir rpms/; mv foobar-1.3-2.i386.rpm rpms/
Running the combination of commands creates the directory and moves
the file in one line.