I just started my ERP Systems Administration class a couple weeks ago and we're focusing on Unix/Linux and SAP systems. For Unix/Linux we're using Putty.
This teacher is trying to make the class as close to as real as a job as he can. The class is at 9 AM (he teaches an 8 AM class right before this) and he doesn't really give any instruction as to how to accomplish anything. He gives us homework and groupwork with things to be done but no how to or reference material. In class he's lectured a little bit on commands and shortcuts in linux/unix (most of it went over my head) but that's about all the instruction we get.
So my questions are probably so basic I should be embarrassed, but I currently know next to nothing so please bare with me. And to be clear I'm not complaining about the style of the class (yet lol) just letting you know why my questions are so elementary.
After entering the code above one of the questions is:
What is the meaning of having a d, l or -as the first character in the display from the above command?
As I understand it, the code is taking me to the bin directory (not sure what that is) and pwd is simply displaying the directory I'm currently in. ls -l is to list files and directories, I assume -l is to display the files and directories in "l" (whatever "l" is).
With that being said, I believe a "d" as the first character means that the file is a directory or sub-directory. Files starting with "l" seem to have text in the far right column colored blue while files starting with "-" have text in the far right column colored green. And some of the data in the far right column for the "l" files point farther right to green data.
Thank you all, every explanation was very helpful.For the permissions issue, I found an explanation online that I just couldn't make sense of but Jim did a fantastic job.
So to confirm: In the code above from Jim's explanation, the "d" in "drwxrwxr-x" means "Directory", and if that line were instead "lrwxrwxr-x" the "l" would mean "Symbolic Link", and if that line were instead "-rwxrwxr-x" the "-" would mean "Permission Denied"?
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