Moving Files Using File Managers or Linux Command

To work with Linux requires certain amount of Linux training since various functions in Linux requires the use of various command lines. A simple task of moving a file in a Windows based operating system may seem so easy that it is taken for granted and not given a second thought. However, that is not the case with Linux where to move a file you may have to use a command line or opt for the simplicity of the GUI. In any case you require a basic Linux course to be aware of its working and function.

Moving File using GUI

There are numerous GUIs as well as file managers available that you can use to move files in Linux platform. Some noteworthy file managers are Nautilus (GNOME) and Dolphin (KDE). They are both extremely efficient and flexible. However, Nautilus has probably the most efficient means of moving files about. The process of moving files using Nautilus is listed below.

  • Open the Nautilus file manager
  • Locate the file to be moved and right-click it
  • Select the “Move to” option from the pop-up menu
  • Once the Select Destination window opens, navigate to the new location,
  • Click Select after the new destination folder is located

Using the same process you can both move files to a new location as well as trash them.

Moving Files using Linux Commands

Using Linux commands to move files may seem daunting at the beginning. However, with proper Linux training and regular working with the open source operating system you slowly get used to it and it becomes as simple as copy pasting them. The basic command used to move a file is ‘mv’. It is one of the most elementary commands that one learns during the Linux training courses. However, this very same command is also used to rename a file which sometimes becomes confusing. This is why modern Linux interfaces try to help to ensure you rarely have to use this “old school” tool of line commands. Nevertheless, there is a great deal of power you would be missing if you ignored learning these commands all together. The perfect example of this is the command for moving files in Linux.

Thus it can safely be stated that moving files on the Linux desktop is pretty easy be it with the command line or with the desktop of your choice. Linux offers numerous routes to success – all of which are user-friendly and easy to master.

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