Linux Commands Examples

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passwd : change user password

su : change user ID or become superuser

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

egrep : , fgrep, rgrep print lines matching a pattern

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

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

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

dconf-editor : Graphical editor for dconf

find : search for files in a directory hierarchy

mysqlimport : a data import program

avconv : avconv video converter

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

chcon : change file security context

timedatectl : Control the system time and date

pdb3.3 : the Python debugger

pm-powersave : Put your computer into low power mode

lame : create mp3 audio files

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

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

partprobe : inform the OS of partition table changes

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

ls : list directory contents

plasma-remote-helper :

diff : compare files line by line

kerneloops : program to collect and submit kernel oopses to

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

chfn : change real user name and information

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

debconf-escape : helper when working with debconf’s escape capability

ping : 6 send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts

MAKEDEV : create devices

touch : change file timestamps

qhelpgenerator :

unlink : call the unlink function to remove the specified file

ispell-autobuildhash : Autobuilding the ispell hash file for some dicts

fgrep : , rgrep print lines matching a pattern

xmllint : command line XML tool

which : locate a command

rename : renames multiple files

update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig

rm : remove files or directories

lockfile-remove : command-line programs to safely lock and unlock files and mailboxes (via liblockfile).

mv : move (rename) files

stat : display file or file system status

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

sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest

alias :

apachectl : Apache HTTP server control interface

shasum : Print or Check SHA Checksums

transcode : LINUX video stream processing tool

chown : change file owner and group

scp : secure copy (remote file copy program)

fsck : check and repair a Linux filesystem

cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX

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