Linux Commands

Below is a selection of some of the most used Linux shell commands. You’ll be able to have an idea of what the ‘man’ utility would return for each of these commands, without the need for you to have a Linux box at your disposal:

Commands starting with: A
addr2lineagettyapmaproposaptararcharpasautoconfautoheaderautoreconfautoscanautoupdate
Commands starting with: B
badblocksbasenamebashbzcmpbzdiffbzgrepbzip2bzlessbzmore
Commands starting with: C
calcatcdrecordchagechattrchfnchgrpchkconfigchmodchownchpasswdchrootchshcksumclearcmpcolcolcrtcolrmcolumncommcpcppcrondcrontabcsplitcut
Commands starting with: D
datedddebugfsdepmoddfdiffdiff3digdirdircolorsdirnamedmesgdnsdomainnamednssec-keygendnssec-makekeysetdnssec-signkeydnssec-signzonedoexecdomainnamedudumpe2fs
Commands starting with: E
e2fscke2imagee2labelechoedquotaegrepelvtuneenableenvenvsubstesd-configesdesdcatesdctlesddspesdmonesdplayesdrecesdsampleexexpandexpr
Commands starting with: F
factorfalsefc-cachefc-listfdformatfdiskfgrepfilefindfingerfmtfoldformailfreefsckftpfuser
Commands starting with: G
gawkgccgdbgpasswdgpggpgvgpmgprofgrepgroffgroffergroupaddgroupdelgroupmodgroupsgrpckgrpconvgsgunzipgzexegzip
Commands starting with: H
haltheadhexdumphosthostidhostnamehtdigesthwclock
Commands starting with: I
idifconfiginfoinitinsmodinstallipcrmipcsiptables-restoreiptables-saveiptablesisodumpisoinfoisosize
Commands starting with: J
join
Commands starting with: K
kernelversionkillkillallkillall5klogd
Commands starting with: L
lastlastblastlogldlesslesskeylinklnlocalelocatelockfileloggerloginlognamelogrotatelooklosetuplslsattrlsmod
Commands starting with: M
mailqmailstatsmakemakemapmanmanpathmd5summesgmkdirmke2fsmkfifomkfs.ext3mkfsmkisofsmknodmkswapmktempmodinfomodprobemoremountmv
Commands starting with: N
namednameinameifnetstatnewaliasesnewgrpnewusersnicenmnohupnslookupnsupdate
Commands starting with: O
objcopyobjdumpod
Commands starting with: P
passwdpastepatchpathchkperlpidofpingpinkypmapportmappoweroffprpraliasesprintenvprintfpsptxpwckpwconvpwdpython
Commands starting with: Q
quotaquotacheckquotaon
Commands starting with: R
ramsizeranlibrdevreadcdreadelfreadlinkrebootrenamerenicerepquotaresetresize2fsrevrmrmailrmdirrmmodrndcrootflagsrouterpmrunlevel
Commands starting with: S
scpscreenscriptsdiffsedsendmailseqsetfdprmsetquotasetsidsettermsftpshsha1sumshredshutdownsizeskillslabtopslattachsleepslocatesnicesortsplitssh-addssh-agentssh-keygenssh-keyscansshsshdstatstracestringsstripsttysusumswapoffswaponsyncsysctlsysklogdsyslogd
Commands starting with: T
tactailtailftartcpdtcpdumptcpsliceteetelinittelnettesttloadtmpwatchtoptouchtrtracepathtraceroutetrofftruetsettsortttytune2fstunelp
Commands starting with: U
ulumountunameunexpanduniquptimeuseradduserdelusermodusersusleepuuidgen
Commands starting with: V
vdirvividmodevimvmstat
Commands starting with: W
wwallwarnquotawatchwcwgetwhatiswhereiswhichwhowhoamiwhoiswrite
Commands starting with: X
xargsxinetd
Commands starting with: Y
yes
Commands starting with: Z
zcatzcmpzdiffzforcezgrepzlesszmoreznew

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