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INVESTIGATION 1: ABSOLUTE / RELATIVE / RELATIVE-TO-HOME PATHNAMES
# Issue the following Linux command to confirm that you properly created the directory structure:<br><span style="color:blue;font-weight:bold;font-family:courier;">tree /home/youruserid/tutorial3</span><br><br>You should notice that using absolute pathnames with this Linux command '''requires a lot of typing'''.<br>Let's '''remove''' this directory structure, and issue the same command using a ''relative-to-home'' pathname instead.<br><br>
# To remove this directory structure, issue the following Linux command (enter "'''y'''" at each prompt to remove ALL contents):<br><span style="color:blue;font-weight:bold;font-family:courier;">rm -ri /home/youruserid/tutorial3</span><br><br>
# Issue a command to confirm that the tree command as you did in '''tutorial3step #4''' to confirm that the directory (and its contents) no longer exist. You should know how to do thisstructure has been removed.<br><br>
# Issue the following Linux command to create the same directory structure using relative-to-home pathnames:<br><br>'''NOTE:''' You usually generate the ~ character by Holding down '''SHIFT''' and press the button<br>to the <u>left</u> of the number '''1''' above the text on your keyboard.<br><br><span style="color:blue;font-weight:bold;font-family:courier;">mkdir -p ~/tutorial3/practice/commands ~/tutorial3/practice/examples ~/tutorial3/notes/lesson1 ~/tutorial3/notes/lesson2</span><br><br>Did this command require less typing than the previous command using absolute pathnames?<br><br>Let's remove the '''tutorial3''' directory and its contents and issue the same command using '''relative pathnames'''.<br><br>
# Issue the same command as you did in '''step #4''' to remove the '''tutorial3''' directory and its contents safely.<br><br>
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