In some ways, UNIX is similar to the DOS that many people are familiar
with on their IBM-PC style computers. The interface is text-based, with
words or abbreviations of words used as commands. One of the main
differences between DOS and UNIX is that UNIX is not as standardized as
DOS. But UNIX developers have been trying to move towards a more "standard"
version of UNIX.
To get to the UNIX prompt at SCESCAPE, telnet to scescape.net, this will prompt you for your login name and password:
SCESCAPE.net%This is where you can enter your UNIX commands.
cd - change directory (ex: 'cd public_html') pwd - display the directory you are working in ls - list the contents of a directory rm - remove a file (ex: 'rm file.txt') mv - change a filename (ex: 'mv index.htm index.html') cp - copy a file (ex: 'cp index.html index.bak') mkdir - create a new directory (ex: 'mkdir images') rmdir - remove a directory (ex: 'rmdir images') clear - clear the screen