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    Default Linux Commands - A Comprehensive List

    What are Linux Commands?

    Linux commands are short codes or instructions which has a predefined event attached to the Linux kernel. In simple words it is a set of instructions which has been compressed to certain short words.


    If you want to carry out a certain task in Linux system you must know these commands to make your work easier. Although you can also find a list of such commands under the “–help” option in Linux Terminal.

    Linux Commands List

    Linux commands are most searched commands by any new users as it is almost impossible to remember them all. We have collected and listed here about 700 commands for your ease.

    If you are unable to find any commands do remember to contact us with the command name and we will add it up to the list. Every now and then new commands are created for the updated versions. We will edit this page so that you can always have the up to date list of all Linux Terminal Commands.

    Some Important Linux Commands

    Linux Command Name Command Line Function Linux Command Name Command Line Function
    chkdsk For checking disk space on your hard drive bash A UNIX command shell written for LINUX
    find This can be used to find a directory or a file in your system shutdown This will shut down your Linux OS
    version Will display the OS version of Linux installed in your device screen Combination of keys under Linux system to execute task or event
    mount This command is used to mount image drives and external connecting devices and drives copy Copy directory using this command
    cp Used for copying files or directories top Used for monitoring a Linux system
    vi Used to enter VI editor if Linux mail Can be used for reading, editing and sending mails
    cat Used for displaying file content, usually of a small file. Network commands Is usually used to start, stop or restart network connection
    ls Will list all directory content including hidden files tar It can merge together multiple files and create a compressed archive
    date It is used to view or edit date time of your computer rename Use this command to rename a directory
    dd It is similar to Norton Ghost command grep Search text for specified patter
    reboot Will Reboot your system ps Shows currently running processes and status of your OS
    history Provides complete command history used over the period zip Will compress data to zip format
    at Execute a command or script on schedule ln Used for creating soft links or hard links
    script It allows you to record any scrolling activity cut Will move a directory or file
    delete Will delete the contents from a directory restart Will Restart your system
    rm Used for deleting files ssh It’s a remote login command
    mv Used for renaming and moving directory sed Used for changing all occurrence of one string value
    touch It is the simplest way of creating new and empty file service Used for managing Linux services
    ftp Utilizing FTP connection of your system cd Change the current directory
    tail It prints the last “n” number of lines from the supplied input scp These are linux shell commands
    ping Is used to test a connection between you machine and a web server passwd Will change root password on you system
    route Used for defining routing protocol of your connection df Used to free up disk space
    sort Will sort you data in alphabetical, time stamp or any other associated common attribute dd Get Data description
    sleep Will force sleep mode of your system expr It is a bash built in command
    rpm Installing, uninstalling RPM packages du Report size of directory tree
    diff Will compare two files install Used for installing a program or service
    ip Set and manage configurations related to IP address of your system unzip Will unzip the contents of a zip file
    su Used to change a users session login less Quick view any file




    Alphabetical List of Linux Commands

    You can check the complete list of Linux Command by selecting your options from the alphabetically listed links below:

    A B C D E F G H I J K L
    accept
    access
    aconnect
    aclocal
    acpi
    acpi_available
    addr2line
    acpid
    addresses
    agetty
    amidi
    alsactl
    amixer
    anacron
    aplaymidi
    aplay
    apm
    apmd
    apt
    apropos
    ar
    arch
    arecordmidi
    arecord
    arp
    as
    atq
    atd
    atrm
    audiosend
    autoconf
    aumix
    autoheader
    automake
    autoscan
    autoreconf
    autoupdate
    badblocks
    banner
    batch
    basename
    bc
    biff
    bzcmp
    bison
    bzdiff
    bzgrep
    bzless
    bzip2
    bzmore
    c++
    c++filt
    cardctl
    cal
    cardmgr
    cc
    cdparanoia
    cdda2wav
    cdrdao
    cdrecord
    chage
    cfdisk
    chattr
    chfn
    chkconfig
    chmod
    chgrp
    chown
    chpasswd
    chrt
    chroot
    chsh
    chvt
    cksum
    clear
    cmp
    colcrt
    col
    colrm
    column
    compress
    comm
    cpio
    cpp
    crontab
    crond
    csplit
    ctags
    cvs
    cupsd
    deallocvt
    debugfs
    devdump
    depmod
    diff3
    dig
    dircolors
    dir
    dirname
    disable
    dmesg
    dlpsh
    dnsdomainname
    dnssec-keygen
    dnssec-signkey
    dnssec-makekeyset
    dnssec-signzone
    doexec
    dosfsck
    domainname
    dump
    dumpe2fs
    dumpkeys
    e2fsck
    e2image
    echo
    e2label
    edquota
    egrep
    elvtune
    eject
    emacs
    enable
    envsubst
    env
    esd
    esd-config
    esdcat
    esdctl
    esddsp
    esdplay
    esdmon
    esdrec
    esdsample
    ex
    etags
    expand

    factor
    false
    fc-list
    fc-cache
    fdformat
    fdisk
    fgconsole
    fetchmail
    fgrep
    file
    fingerd
    finger
    flex
    fmt
    formail
    fold
    free
    fsck
    fuser
    ftpd
    g++
    gawk
    gdb
    gcc
    getent
    getkeycodes
    gpg
    gpasswd
    gpgsplit
    gpgv
    gprof
    gpm
    groff
    groffer
    groupdel
    groupadd
    groupmod
    groups
    grpconv
    grpck
    gs
    gunzip
    gzip
    gzexe
    halt
    hdparm
    hexdump
    head
    host
    hostid
    htdigest
    hostname
    hwclock
    iconv
    id
    imapd
    ifconfig
    inetd
    info
    insmod
    init
    ipcrm
    ipcs
    iptables-restore
    iptables
    iptables-save
    isodump
    isosize
    isoinfo
    isovfy
    ispell
    join kbd_mode
    kbdrate
    kill
    kernelversion
    killall
    killall5
    kudzu
    klogd
    last
    lastb
    ld
    lastlog
    ldconfig
    ldd
    lftp
    lesskey
    lftpget
    link
    locale
    loadkeys
    locate
    lockfile
    login
    logger
    logname
    logrotate
    losetup
    look
    lpadmin
    lpinfo
    lpq
    lpmove
    lpr
    lprm
    lsattr
    lpstat
    lspci
    lsmod
    lsusb

    M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
    m4
    mailq
    mailto
    mailstats
    make
    makedbm
    man
    makemap
    manpath
    mattrib
    mcat
    mbadblocks
    mcd
    mcopy
    mdel,mdeltree
    md5sum
    mdir
    merge
    mdu
    mesg
    metamail
    mformat
    metasend
    mimencode
    minfo
    mkdosfs
    mkdir
    mke2fs
    mkfifo
    mkfs.ext3
    mkfs
    mkisofs
    mklost+found
    mknod
    mkmanifest
    mkraid
    mkswap
    mlabel
    mktemp
    mmd
    mmove
    modprobe
    modinfo
    more
    mpartition
    mpg321
    mpg123
    mrd
    mren
    mt
    mshowfat
    mtools
    mtoolstest
    mzip
    mtype
    named
    namei
    netstat
    nameif
    newaliases
    newgrp
    nfsd
    newusers
    nfsstat
    nice
    nohup
    nm
    nslookup
    nsupdate
    objcopy
    objdump
    openvt
    od
    paste
    patch
    perl
    pathchk
    pidof
    pinky
    portmap
    pmap
    poweroff
    pppd
    praliases
    pr
    printenv
    printf
    pwck
    ptx
    pwconv
    pwd
    python
    quota
    quotacheck
    quotaoff
    quotaon
    quotastats
    raidstart
    ramsize
    rarpd
    ranlib
    rcp
    rdate
    rdist
    rdev
    rdistd
    readcd
    readlink
    readelf
    reject
    renice
    reset
    repquota
    resize2fs
    restore
    rexec
    rev
    rexecd
    richtext
    rlogind
    rlogin
    rmail
    rmdir
    rndc
    rmmod
    rootflags
    routed
    rpcinfo
    rpcgen
    rsh
    rshd
    runlevel
    rsync
    rup
    ruptime
    rusersd
    rusers
    rwall
    rwho
    rwhod
    sane-find-scanner
    scanimage
    scanadf
    sdiff
    sendmail
    seq
    sensors
    setfdprm
    setkeycodes
    setmetamode
    setleds
    setquota
    setsid
    sftp
    setterm
    sh
    sha1sum
    showmount
    showkey
    shred
    size
    slabtop
    skill
    slattach
    slocate
    split
    snice
    ssh-add
    ssh-agent
    ssh-keyscan
    ssh-keygen
    sshd
    stat
    strace
    statd
    strfile
    strings
    stty
    strip
    sudo
    sum
    swapon
    swapoff
    sync
    sysctl
    syslogd
    sysklogd
    tac
    tailf
    talkd
    talk
    taskset
    tcpd
    tcpslice
    tcpdump
    tee
    telinit
    telnetd
    telnet
    test
    tftp
    time
    tftpd
    tload
    tmpwatch
    tr
    tracepath
    traceroute
    true
    troff
    tset
    tsort
    tune2fs
    tty
    tunelp
    ul
    umount
    uncompress
    uname
    unexpand
    unicode_start
    uniq
    unicode_stop
    uptime
    useradd
    usermod
    userdel
    users
    usleep
    uuencode
    uudecode
    uuidgen
    vdir
    vidmode
    vmstat
    vim
    volname
    w
    wall
    watch
    warnquota
    wc
    wget
    whereis
    whatis
    which
    who
    whois
    whoami
    write
    xargs
    xinetd
    yacc
    yes
    ypcat
    ypbind
    ypinit
    ypmatch
    yppasswdd
    yppasswd
    yppoll
    yppush
    ypset
    ypserv
    yptest
    ypwhich
    ypxfr
    zcat
    zcmp
    zdump
    zdiff
    zforce
    zgrep
    zless
    zic
    zmore
    znew

    I hope this turns out to be helpful for you guys..
    Last edited by soudippaul; 08-25-2012 at 10:21 AM.

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