A Quick Introduction to Unix/exercises3

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Task One[edit]

1. What is the directory indicated by ..

The current directory
The home directory
The directory above the current directory

2. What is a path?

A way to traverse a tree
This is true in computer science and mathematics in general, but in UNIX it has a more specific meaning.
A route through a UNIX file system
In UNIX all permanent storage is integrated into a single, hierarchical file structure starting at root.
A garden feature

Your score is 0 / 0


Task Two[edit]

Move to the directory ~/unixstuff. Create a backup of your science.txt file by copying it to a file called science.bak and moving it to the archive directory you created above.


What commands do you need to use to achieve this task?
% cd ~/unixstuff
% cp science.txt science.bak
% mv science.bak archive

Task Three[edit]

Create a directory called tempstuff using mkdir. Copy science.txt to tempstuff. Remove the directory tempstuff. What happens? Can you explain why?