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Finding out what files you have

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Once you log in to your account, you can see what files you have by using the ls command:

      % ls
This command will give you a list of all the names of your files. If you just got your account, you won't see any names until you actually create some files.

Here's an example. Suppose you type an ls command and it produces this output:

      % ls
groceries  schedule   todo
This is telling you that you have three files. In alphabetical order, their names are groceries, schedule, and todo.
Next: Using ls command options
See also: Organizing your files; Making a copy of a file
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John Shipman,
Last updated: 1995/12/04 19:39:34 UT
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