Linux allows you to enter multiple commands at one time. The
only requirement is that you separate the commands with a
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.