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I have the following commands.

cd import
zcat urls1.sql.gz | mysql -u root -p urls
cd /var/www/project1/
nano 1.php

As of now I'm executing it one by one.

Is there a way to combine those commands in one line?

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Did you do any research for this question? –  don.joey Aug 20 '13 at 14:33
That was not my question. It is just that half a minute of googling would have given you the answer. Hence, I was wondering what you had already found, if anything. –  don.joey Aug 20 '13 at 15:04
What makes you think I downvoted your question? I will neglect your anger. As a side-note, the question "which one is better: using ; or && to execute multiple commands in one line" is a lot better, has more research and would likely have attracted a great many upvotes. –  don.joey Aug 20 '13 at 16:25
There is a more generic variant of this question available at askubuntu.com/questions/334994/…. It deal with exactly the question I mention in the previous comment. –  don.joey Aug 20 '13 at 16:42
@Private I really apologize about my previous comment. I thought you were the one who downvoted my question. As for your latest comment.. Yes if I posted question like your title, I might have attracted great many upvotes. But I’m not here to gain upvotes. Am I? I just needed a better solution. –  Giri Aug 20 '13 at 16:42

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Yes, separate with a semi-colon like so:

dir; ls -l

Most lanugauges/shells use the semi-colon to signify the end of a command and to start new while evaluating from left to right.

Or as @RobieBasak recommends, use && instead of ; to guard against coding accidents.

dir && ls -l
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It's a good idea to use && instead of ;. This ensures that subsequent commands are only executed if previous commands have not failed. This avoids some awkward consequences. For example: cd /somewhere_else; rm -Rf * could do something disastrous if /somewhere_else doesn't exist or you mis-spell it; cd /somewhere_else && rm -Rf * protects you from this. –  Robie Basak Aug 20 '13 at 14:42

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