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3.6.4. Manipulating files

  • Create a new directory in your home directory.

  • Can you move this directory to the same level as your home directory?

  • Copy all XPM files from /usr/share/pixmaps to the new directory. What does XPM mean?

  • List the files in reverse alphabetical order.

  • Change to your home directory. Create a new directory and copy all the files of the /etc directory into it. Make sure that you also copy the files and directories which are in the subdirectories of /etc! (recursive copy)

  • Change into the new directory and make a directory for files starting with an upper case character and one for files starting with a lower case character. Move all the files to the appropriate directories. Use as few commands as possible.

  • Remove the remaining files.

  • Delete the directory and its entire content using a single command.

  • Use grep to find out which script starts the Font Server in the graphical run level.

  • Where is the sendmail server program?

  • Make a symbolic link in your home directory to /var/tmp. Check that it really works.

  • Make another symbolic link in your home directory to this link. Check that it works. Remove the first link and list directory content. What happened to the second link?

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