Glossary

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The following is a (non-exhaustive) list of computer science symbols/terms you may see during your career.

IN PROGRESS

Symbols

. (Unix Directory)

In Unix filesystems, the . symbol represents the current working directory.

.. (Unix Directory)

In Unix filesystems, the .. symbol represents the parent directory to the current working directory

. (Unix file)

In Unix filesystems, files beginning with a . symbol are considered hidden, and do not show up in standard file listings.

A

B

C

cd

Unix command to change the current working directory.

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

pwd

Unix command to print the working directory.

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

X

Y

Z