MySQL Basics In Pictures

The window should look something like this:

The Linux command pwd is an acronym for print working directory. In other words, "print the path to the directory I'm working in."

This is the path to your current working directory on this computer: root.

When you first open the terminal window, Linux automatically goes to your home directory. (Linspire's default user is the Root user, so the current working directory, root, is actually the root user's home directory.)

Each user on a Linux computer has his own home directory, which contains preferences and files unique to that user.