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Create Unix Directory - Exercise

Working from the Command Prompt

Objective: Create a directory for your programs.


This exercise is not scored. It is an opportunity for you to check your understanding of the material covered in the preceding lesson. When you are finished, click the Submit button to receive credit for having completed it.


Before you begin writing programs you need a place to keep your work. In this exercise you will create a directory on your file system for just that purpose.


  1. Open a shell window.
  2. Create a directory named progfun in your home directory. Here is how you would use the cd and mkdir commands to do this:
    mkdir progfun

  3. Use the cd command to change your current directory to the progfun directory created in the previous step. Here is an example:
    cd progfun

  4. Use the ls command to display the contents of progfun.