As a Web Developer you'll be dealing with different command line interfaces(CLIs) and while using front-end frameworks or dealing with back-end you'll be using terminal in MacOS or Command prompt in Windows a lot
As a beginner it might be confusing at first to deal with this interface where there is nothing you can do with mouse and everything is done by commands
So in this blog i will be sharing different basic commands that you should know even if you don't use Terminals much
cd - change directory
this command works same as going into a folder
type command cd and then the name of the folder you want to go into, you can only go 1 step inside a folder or 1 step outside.
you can press tab after cd to see folder name in which you can go into
mkdir - make directory
this command will create a new directory(folder)
this is same as clicking the new folder button.
start - open file
this command is used to start programs, open files or directories
after start use the tab to see the file or folder name which can be opened
delete - delete file
this command is used to delete one or more file or folders
this command only works on folders with files in it, it will not delete empty folders
using this can permanently delete files
dir - list directory files
this command lists all the files in a folder you just navigate to the folder and type dir
this command can be really helpful when you don’t know what files are in the folder
this is mostly used with cd command. while navigating through folders you might wanna check if the file you want is in the folder
cls - clear screen
this command will clear the command prompt screen
this command is helpful when there are so many previous results and you want a clean area for your next command.
you can use up-arrow to see the previous commands you ran and you can run them again even if you run cls
These are just basic commands and they have some complex syntax too, with these complex syntax you can do more fun stuff with commands and command prompt.
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