Linux Commands Examples

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su : change user ID or become superuser

egrep : , fgrep, rgrep print lines matching a pattern

mkfs.ext2 : create an ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem

hexdump : , hd ASCII, decimal, hexadecimal, octal dump

iconv : Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another

nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty

mkfontdir : create an index of X font files in a directory

kerneloops : program to collect and submit kernel oopses to

timedatectl : Control the system time and date

chown : change file owner and group

partprobe : inform the OS of partition table changes

find : search for files in a directory hierarchy

start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs

fsck : check and repair a Linux filesystem

MAKEDEV : create devices

gst-launch-1.0 : build and run a GStreamer pipeline

avconv : avconv video converter

xmllint : command line XML tool

chfn : change real user name and information

pm-powersave : Put your computer into low power mode

touch : change file timestamps

ls : list directory contents

chcon : change file security context

rename : renames multiple files

qtchooser : a wrapper used to select between Qt development binary versions

fsck.ext3 : check a Linux ext2/ext3/ext4 file system

sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest

qhelpgenerator :

diff : compare files line by line

update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig

alias :

unlink : call the unlink function to remove the specified file

cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX

rm : remove files or directories

airtun-ng : a virtual tunnel interface creator for aircrack-ng

apachectl : Apache HTTP server control interface

fgrep : , rgrep print lines matching a pattern

loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table

mv : move (rename) files

passwd : change user password

shasum : Print or Check SHA Checksums

which : locate a command

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