Here is the video version, if you prefer it:
When talking about the general command structure:
command -options arguments
I wanted to note that you can have two kinds of options: short options and long options. Long options use two dashes (
--) and can’t be chained together, while short options use only one dash and can be chained together. What this means is that if I wanted to display all files in the current directory alongside their long listing, I could write:
ls -l -a
However, long options (one of which we will talk about in the next post) can’t be chained. Just keep that in mind.
Hope you learned something useful!