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Tux To help others who use Linux like we do, we have made this page so it is easy to locate information relating to Linux commands. This page uses the Linux "man" command to provide the most up to date command information we can get for you. You can enter commands manually into the search box listed above, or you can select from the list of popular commands shown below.

  • add-apt-repository - Adds a repository into the /etc/apt/sources.list
  • adduser addgroup - add a user or group to the system
  • agetty - alternative Linux getty
  • apt - command-line interface
  • apt-cache - query the APT cache
  • apt-get - APT package handling utility - command-line interface
  • badblocks - search a device for bad blocks
  • barcode - a stand alone program to run the barcode library
  • bash - GNU Bourne-Again SHell
  • blkid - locate/print block device attributes
  • boot-scripts - general description of boot sequence
  • cat - concatenate files and print on the standard output
  • chmod - change file mode bits
  • chown - change file owner and group
  • chroot - run command or interactive shell with special root directory
  • cp - copy files and directories
  • cut - remove sections from each line of files
  • date - print or set the system date and time
  • dd - convert and copy a file
  • df - report file system disk space usage
  • dhclient - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Client
  • dir - list directory contents
  • dpkg - package manager for Debian
  • echo - display a line of text
  • fdisk - manipulate disk partition table
  • find - search for files in a directory hierarchy
  • fmt - simple optimal text formatter
  • free - Display amount of free and used memory in the system
  • fsck - check and repair a Linux filesystem
  • ftp - Internet file transfer program
  • gawk - pattern scanning and processing language
  • grep egrep, fgrep, rgrep - print lines matching a pattern
  • groupadd - create a new group
  • groupmod - modify a group definition on the system
  • halt poweroff, reboot - Halt, power-off or reboot the machine
  • history - GNU History Library
  • host - DNS lookup utility
  • hosts - static table lookup for hostnames
  • id - print real and effective user and group IDs
  • ifconfig - configure a network interface
  • ifdown - take a network interface down
  • ifquery - parse interface configuration
  • iftop - display bandwidth usage on an interface by host
  • ifup - bring a network interface up
  • ip - show / manipulate routing, devices, policy routing and tunnels
  • killall - kill processes by name
  • less - opposite of more
  • ln - make links between files
  • login - begin session on the system
  • lp - print files
  • ls - list directory contents
  • lsof - list open files
  • man - an interface to the on-line reference manuals
  • mdadm - manage MD devices aka Linux Software RAID
  • mkdir - make directories
  • more - file perusal filter for crt viewing
  • mount - mount a filesystem
  • mv - move (rename) files
  • nmap - Network exploration tool and security / port scanner
  • nohup - run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
  • nslookup - query Internet name servers interactively
  • openvt - start a program on a new virtual terminal (VT).
  • passwd - change user password
  • php - PHP Command Line Interface 'CLI'
  • php-cgi - PHP Common Gateway Interface 'CGI' command
  • ping ping6 - send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts
  • pipe - Postfix delivery to external command
  • ps - report a snapshot of the current processes.
  • pwd - print name of current/working directory
  • reboot halt, poweroff - reboot or stop the system
  • rm - remove files or directories
  • rmdir - remove empty directories
  • rsync - a fast, versatile, remote (and local) file-copying tool
  • scp - secure copy (remote file copy program)
  • sed - stream editor for filtering and transforming text
  • sendmail - Postfix to Sendmail compatibility interface
  • service - run a System V init script
  • shutdown - bring the system down
  • sleep - delay for a specified amount of time
  • sort - sort lines of text files
  • split - split a file into pieces
  • ssh - OpenSSH SSH client (remote login program)
  • stat - display file or file system status
  • strace - trace system calls and signals
  • su - change user ID or become superuser
  • sudo sudoedit - execute a command as another user
  • tac - concatenate and print files in reverse
  • tail - output the last part of files
  • tar - The GNU version of the tar archiving utility
  • tee - read from standard input and write to standard output and files
  • telnet - user interface to the TELNET protocol
  • time - run programs and summarize system resource usage
  • top - display Linux processes
  • touch - change file timestamps
  • trunc truncf, truncl - round to integer, toward zero
  • umount - unmount file systems
  • uname - print system information
  • useradd - create a new user or update default new user information
  • usermod - modify a user account
  • vim - Vi IMproved, a programmers text editor
  • w - Show who is logged on and what they are doing.
  • watch - execute a program periodically, showing output fullscreen
  • wc - print newline, word, and byte counts for each file
  • wget - The non-interactive network downloader.
  • which - locate a command
  • whoami - print effective userid
  • whois - client for the whois directory service
  • xargs - build and execute command lines from standard input
  • yes - output a string repeatedly until killed
  • zip - package and compress (archive) files

Popular command count: 110

We also have a couple special commands that we use on a regular basis taht help us out and we would like to share these tools with you here on the web.

  • nslookup - Tries to identify IP address of a given domain name
  • whois - Tries to identify the owner and other information relating to a web domain
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