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11. Basic operations

This chapter describes the commands for basic file manipulation: copying, moving (renaming), and deleting (removing).

11.1 cp: Copy files and directories  Copy files.
11.2 dd: Convert and copy a file  Convert and copy a file.
11.3 install: Copy files and set attributes  Copy files and set attributes.
11.4 mv: Move (rename) files  Move (rename) files.
11.5 rm: Remove files or directories  Remove files or directories.
11.6 shred: Remove files more securely  Remove files more securely.


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