To get started with Drupal, you should familiarize yourself with some command line functions.
|cd ..||Change Directory Up One Level|
|li||List directory contents|
|li -1||List directory contents in a column|
|cp * /path/ -rfv||Recursively copy all files and subdirectories to the target path and show me what you are doing|
|tar -xvf filename.gz||Extracts contents of file to the current directory|
|vi name of file||
A common editor in linux distrutions.
:q! = Exit without Saving
:x = Save and Exit
Switch between insert and Replace mode withe the insert key on the keyboard
Get out of edit mode so that you can enter the ":" commands with ESC.
|wget||Web get...allows you to get files from the net from the command line. I use this a lot with Drupal|