Linux Commands Examples

A great documentation place for Linux commands


help us categorise commands

Classified by relevance and popularity

strace : trace system calls and signals

MAKEDEV : create devices

busybox : The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux

startpar : start runlevel scripts in parallel

ncurses5-config : helper script for ncurses libraries

ppmtosixel : convert a portable pixmap into DEC sixel format

passwd : change user password

avconv : avconv video converter

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

mawk : pattern scanning and text processing language

kmk : framework for writing simple makefiles for complex tasks

glib-compile-resources : GLib resource compiler

pdb2.7 : the Python debugger

ls : list directory contents

pdb3.3 : the Python debugger

python3.3m : an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language

lame : create mp3 audio files

cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX

kmk_sed : framework for writing simple makefiles for complex tasks

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

python3.2mu : an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language

kjs : KDE ECMAScript compatible interpreter

telnet : user interface to the TELNET protocol

python3.2 : an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language

mysql_client_test : _embedded test client API for embedded server

ipcmk : create various ipc resources

xargs : build and execute command lines from standard input

add-apt-repository : Adds a repository into the /etc/apt/sources.list or /etc/apt/sources.list.d or removes an existing one

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

nmcli : – commandline tool for controlling NetworkManager

stdbuf : Run COMMAND, with modified buffering operations for its standard streams.

ping : 6 send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts

javaws : a Java Web Start client

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

gst-inspect-1.0 : print info about a GStreamer plugin or element

update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig

irb1.8 : interactive ruby

watch : execute a program periodically, showing output fullscreen

mysqlaccess : client for checking access privileges

xmllint : command line XML tool

kerneloops : program to collect and submit kernel oopses to

diff3 : compare three files line by line

mysql_upgrade : check and upgrade MySQL tables

chcon : change file security context

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

cal : displays a calendar and the date of Easter

scriptreplay : play back typescripts, using timing information

find : search for files in a directory hierarchy

killall5 : - send a signal to all processes.

javap : The Java Class File Disassembler Disassembles class files.

sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest

msgunfmt : uncompile message catalog from binary format

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

view : Vi IMproved, a programmers text editor

time : run programs and summarize system resource usage

insmod : Simple program to insert a module into the Linux Kernel

ps2ps : , eps2eps Ghostscript PostScript "distiller"

gawk : pattern scanning and processing language

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

x86_64-linux-gnu-g++-4.7 : GNU project C and C++ compiler

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

How can this site be more helpful to YOU ?

give  feedback