Linux Commands Examples

Find commands : browse by category

Find out commands by browsing categories !

list of categories

help us categorise commands

top commands per category

network

netcat : NC(1) BSD General Commands Manual NC(1) nc — arbitrary TCP and UDP connections and listens
ping : 6 send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts
nmcli : – commandline tool for controlling NetworkManager
telnet : user interface to the TELNET protocol
sftp : secure file transfer program
openssl : OpenSSL command line tool
...

shell

busybox : The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux
locale : specific information.
startpar : start runlevel scripts in parallel
xargs : build and execute command lines from standard input
gnome-terminal : is a terminal emulation application.
usermod : modify a user account
...

filesystem

resize2fs : ext2/ext3/ext4 file system resizer
chown : change file owner and group
mkfs : build a Linux filesystem
passwd : change user password
rename : renames multiple files
fsck : check and repair a Linux filesystem
...

programming

strace : trace system calls and signals
startpar : start runlevel scripts in parallel
MAKEDEV : create devices
busybox : The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux
kmk_sed : framework for writing simple makefiles for complex tasks
setkeycodes : load kernel scancode-to-keycode mapping table entries
...

file

mkfs.ext2 : create an ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem
egrep : , fgrep, rgrep print lines matching a pattern
hexdump : , hd ASCII, decimal, hexadecimal, octal dump
su : change user ID or become superuser
fsck.ext3 : check a Linux ext2/ext3/ext4 file system
iconv : Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another
...

graphic manipulation

gimp : an image manipulation and paint program.
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
bmp2tiff : create a TIFF file from a Microsoft Windows Device Independent Bitmap image file
MAKEDEV : create devices
debugfs : ext2/ext3/ext4 file system debugger
djpeg : decompress a JPEG file to an image file
...

database

mysqlimport : a data import program
mysqld_safe : MySQL server startup script
myisam_ftdump : display full-text index information
sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table
mysql : the MySQL command-line tool
...

X

gnome-terminal : is a terminal emulation application.
xfreerdp : FreeRDP X11 client
xlsclients : list client applications running on a display
loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table
pnmmargin : add a border to a portable anymap
xsetroot : root window parameter setting utility for X
...

printer

ghostscript : Ghostscript (PostScript and PDF language interpreter and previewer)
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
gnome-session : Start the GNOME desktop environment
foomatic-ppd-to-xml :
gsdj500 : Format and print text for DeskJet 500 BubbleJet using ghostscript gslj - Format and print text for LaserJet printer using ghostscript
airtun-ng : a virtual tunnel interface creator for aircrack-ng
...

package management

aptd : package managing daemon proving a D-Bus interface
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
pnmenlarge : read a portable anymap and enlarge it N times
dpkg-deb : Debian package archive (.deb) manipulation tool
dpkg-maintscript-helper : works around known dpkg limitations in maintainer scripts
sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
...

text manipulation

gedit : text editor for the GNOME Desktop
cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX
view : Vi IMproved, a programmers text editor
xmlpatterns :
fgrep : , rgrep print lines matching a pattern
update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig
...

privacy

tor-gencert : Generate certs and keys for Tor directory authorities
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
wpa_passphrase : Generate a WPA PSK from an ASCII passphrase for a SSID
gpgsplit : Split an OpenPGP message into packets
sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
...

sound manipulation

audacity : Graphical cross-platform audio editor
gst-launch-1.0 : build and run a GStreamer pipeline
avconv : avconv video converter
sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
jack_evmon :
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
...

file compression

avconv : avconv video converter
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
filterdiff : extract or exclude diffs from a diff file
p7zip : Wrapper on 7zr, a 7-zip file archiver with high compression ratio
update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig
7zr : A file archiver with highest compression ratio
...

Access Control List

su : change user ID or become superuser
gst-launch-1.0 : build and run a GStreamer pipeline
airtun-ng : a virtual tunnel interface creator for aircrack-ng
usermod : modify a user account
login : begin session on the system
MAKEDEV : create devices
...

text editor

find : search for files in a directory hierarchy
spd-conf : A simple tool for basic configuration of Speech Dispatcher and problem diagnostics
nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
pgrep : , pkill look up or signal processes based on name and other attributes
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
parted : GNU Parted - a partition manipulation program
...

font

mft : translate Metafont or MetaPost code to TeX code for prettyprinting
airtun-ng : a virtual tunnel interface creator for aircrack-ng
update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig
alias :
iconv : Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another
python2.7 : an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language
...

boot settings

update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig
iconv : Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another
nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
airtun-ng : a virtual tunnel interface creator for aircrack-ng
loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table
sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
...

Media Player

nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
subtitle2pgm :
svlc : , nvlc, rvlc, cvlc the VLC media player
spd-conf : A simple tool for basic configuration of Speech Dispatcher and problem diagnostics
update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig
cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX
...

mail

nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
avconv : avconv video converter
airtun-ng : a virtual tunnel interface creator for aircrack-ng
gst-launch-1.0 : build and run a GStreamer pipeline
cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX
...

virtualization

nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX
avconv : avconv video converter
airtun-ng : a virtual tunnel interface creator for aircrack-ng
update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig
iconv : Convert encoding of given files from one encoding to another
...

webserver

a2ensite : enable or disable an apache2 site / virtual host
loadunimap : load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table
sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest
nohup : run a command immune to hangups, with output to a non-tty
start-stop-daemon : start and stop system daemon programs
spd-conf : A simple tool for basic configuration of Speech Dispatcher and problem diagnostics
...

help us categorise commands


How can this site be more helpful to YOU ?


give  feedback