In this chapter, our objective is to identify the purpose of important directories in the CentOS 7 filesystem, and to learn various basic command-line skills. When we are working on the command line, it is essential that we have a clear picture of the filesystem hierarchy, layout, and organization in mind. We will go through the variety of documentation that exists on CentOS 7, including man pages, info pages, help command options, and so on. Thereafter, we will learn various filesystem navigation and management commands for changing directories, copying, moving, and renaming files, and so on. Finally, we'll learn about archiving and compressing files, which are very often required when creating backups.
In this chapter, we will cover the following:
- Understanding the CentOS 7 filesystem hierarchy
- Using man pages and the help command...