Linux Commands Examples

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resize2fs : ext2/ext3/ext4 file system resizer

fsck : check and repair a Linux filesystem

chown : change file owner and group

passwd : change user password

aireplay-ng : inject packets into a wireless network to generate traffic

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

hdparm : get/set SATA/IDE device parameters

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

mkfs : build a Linux filesystem

rename : renames multiple files

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

tee : read from standard input and write to standard output and files

fsck.msdos : check and repair MS-DOS filesystems

mkfs.ext4dev : create an ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem

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

bridge : show / manipulate bridge addresses and devices

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mkfs.msdos : create an MS-DOS file system under Linux

mogrify.im6 : resize an image, blur, crop, despeckle, dither, draw on, flip, join, re-sample, and much more. Mogrify overwrites the original image file, whereas, convert(1) writes to a different image file.

xcalc : scientific calculator for X

find : search for files in a directory hierarchy

lame : create mp3 audio files

busybox : The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux

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

fusermount : mount and unmount FUSE filesystems

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

gedit : text editor for the GNOME Desktop

unlink : call the unlink function to remove the specified file

transcode : LINUX video stream processing tool

mount.ntfs : Third Generation Read/Write NTFS Driver

install-sgmlcatalog : maintain transitional SGML catalog

mkisofs :

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

mkdosfs : create an MS-DOS file system under Linux

update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig

chattr : change file attributes on a Linux file system

nmcli : – commandline tool for controlling NetworkManager

ls : list directory contents

ping : 6 send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts

modinfo : Show information about a Linux Kernel module

MAKEDEV : create devices

pidof : - find the process ID of a running program.

tune2fs : adjust tunable filesystem parameters on ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystems

fdisk : manipulate disk partition table

ppmtosixel : convert a portable pixmap into DEC sixel format

pdb3.3 : the Python debugger

kerneloops : program to collect and submit kernel oopses to

mkfs.bfs : make an SCO bfs filesystem

cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX

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

python2.7 : an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language

dconf-editor : Graphical editor for dconf

arch : print machine hardware name (same as uname -m)

strace : trace system calls and signals

sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest

avconv : avconv video converter

touch : change file timestamps

setkeycodes : load kernel scancode-to-keycode mapping table entries

jack_connect : JACK toolkit clients for connecting & disconnecting ports

subtitle2pgm :

split : split a file into pieces

mt-gnu : control magnetic tape drive operation

badblocks : search a device for bad blocks

swapoff : enable/disable devices and files for paging and swapping

ntfsinfo : dump a file’s attributes

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