Becoming more efficient with the command line
On first glance, the command line looks intimidating but once you get the hang of it, it makes things quicker and easier.
Using the Command line for the first time:
If you are a Windows user download Cmdr for an easier to use terminal window. It integrates with Github and allows you to use Ctl+C and Ctl+V saving you time.
When you open Cmdr you will land in your C drive
C:\Users\yourname/* To see what is in this directory use */
To see the contents of the folder
ls /* to list the contents */
You can then change directory
cd /* then your desired directory name */
To move back or up one folder level
Create a new folder or file
To make a new folder
mkdir /* and the new folder name */
To move into the new folder
If you are creating a new file do the same step but remember the file extension
That’s it! The very, very basics of using the command line to move between folders and create new files. The next step is to learn how to use the command line with Github.