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# Chapter4Command Line Navigation

In order to compile your documents and use git, you will need to be able to navigate your file system using the command line in your Git Bash shell. You can find a decent summary of the basic navigation commands at Beginner: Linux Navigation Manual and an index of the Git Bash shell commands at An A-Z Index of the Bash command line for Linux.

The essentials for you to learn are the commands pwd and ls, and how to use the command cd to move from one folder to another. In particular, cd ~ will return you to your default directory, cd .. will take you up one level in the file system, and entering in cd im/going/here, for instance, while in your default directory will take you to the directory here with file path ~/im/going/here.