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Time saving Tips

  1. Command line completion: if you are in the middle of typing a long file name, hit the Tab key to automatically complete that name, if only one file has that name

  2. re-executing commands: press the up arrow key to get your previous command. Keep hitting it to get more prior commands.

  3. If you want to go to a subdirectory, type only that directory after cd, instead of the whole path.

  4. Typing cd .. gets you to the parent directory (one step higher in the directory tree).

Vincent Jacobs 1999-09-24