Help on the Commands
Listing Files in a Folder
For listing the files and folders in a folder, the command is: ls (that is a lower case el)
Copying and Moving Files
The command for changing the current folder is: cd
To copy files, use the cp command.
To move files, use the mv command.
Deleting (Removing) Files
To delete files, use the rm command.
To delete all files in a folder, and the folder itself, use the rm -r command.
Moving files from WordPress Multi-Site folder structure prior to v3.5, to modern folder structure
# Moving files from WordPress Multi-Site folder structure prior to v3.5, to modern folder structure # Change the current directory (WordPress Multi-Site, each site's Media Library folders) cd ~/public_html/wp-content/uploads/sites ls # Each site's Media Library folders are in the Site's folder, along with plugin storage. # List contents of a folder. Add "-R" to list files recursively, current and sub-folders # Note: might be folders other than media library, for example old plugins. # Important to check you are moving all files you want to keep. ls -R 56/files/ # in this case, listing files for site 56. # Copy specified files, current and subfolders # ~/public_html/wp-content/uploads/sites/[siteID]/files/[years]/[months]/[images] # to ~/public_html/wp-content/uploads/sites/[siteID]/[years]/[months]/[images] cp --recursive 56/files/2*/ 56/ # Confirm moved files correctly ls -R 56/2*/ # Delete the old (now empty) folders # -r says to remove folders, recursively (without -r, just removes files) rm -r 56/files/
To delete files or folders, use the rm command (or rm -r)