Linux Commands Examples

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strace : trace system calls and signals

busybox : The Swiss Army Knife of Embedded Linux

startpar : start runlevel scripts in parallel

MAKEDEV : create devices

glib-compile-resources : GLib resource compiler

pdb2.7 : the Python debugger

ls : list directory contents

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

cweave : translate CWEB to C and/or TeX

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

kmk_sed : framework for writing simple makefiles for complex tasks

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

kjs : KDE ECMAScript compatible interpreter

mysql_client_test : _embedded test client API for embedded server

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

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)

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

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

javaws : a Java Web Start client

update-grub : stub for grub-mkconfig

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

irb1.8 : interactive ruby

watch : execute a program periodically, showing output fullscreen

kerneloops : program to collect and submit kernel oopses to

xmllint : command line XML tool

mysql_upgrade : check and upgrade MySQL tables

diff3 : compare three files line by line

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

find : search for files in a directory hierarchy

sha1sum : compute and check SHA1 message digest

javap : The Java Class File Disassembler Disassembles class files.

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

msgunfmt : uncompile message catalog from binary format

view : Vi IMproved, a programmers text editor

time : run programs and summarize system resource usage

ps2ps : , eps2eps Ghostscript PostScript "distiller"

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

gawk : pattern scanning and processing language

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

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

ncurses5-config : helper script for ncurses libraries

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

avconv : avconv video converter

kmk : framework for writing simple makefiles for complex tasks

mawk : pattern scanning and text processing language

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