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Bash is a type of shell program that lets you interact with the computer's operating system.



  • Operating System - Software package that communicates directly with the hardware and runs software programs
  • Kernel - Primary part of the operating system that translates software commands into something that can be understood by the hardware.
  • Shell - Interactive interface between you and the operating system. Bash is only one type of shell (the most popular). Others include zsh, tcsh, and csh.
  • Terminal - Graphical user interface that provides access to the shell (e.g. the program "Terminal" on MacOS)

Useful Commands

Move multiple files at once

 mv -t DESTINATION file1 file2 file3