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An A-Z Index of the Bash command line for Linux.

adduser Add a user to the system addgroup Add a group to the system alias Create an alias • apropos Search Help manual pages (man -k) apt-get Search for and install software packages (Debian/Ubuntu) aptitude Search for and install software packages (Debian/Ubuntu) aspell Spell Checker awk Find and Replace text, database sort/validate/index b basename Strip directory and suffix from filenames bash GNU Bourne-Again SHell bc Arbitrary precision calculator language bg Send to background break Exit from a loop • builtin Run a shell builtin bzip2 Compress or decompress named file(s) c cal Display a calendar case Conditionally perform a command cat Concatenate and print (display) the contents of file(s) cd Change Directory cfdisk Partition table manipulator for Linux chgrp Change group ownership chmod Change access permissions chown Change file owner and group chroot Run a command with a different root directory chkconfig System services (runlevel) cksum Print CRC checksum and byte counts clear Clear terminal screen cmp Compare two files comm Compare two sorted files line by line command Run a command - ignoring shell functions • continue Resume the next iteration of a loop • cp Copy one or more files to another location cron Daemon to execute scheduled commands crontab Schedule a command to run at a later time csplit Split a file into context-determined pieces cut Divide a file into several parts d

for Expand words. write disk headers. boot records ddrescue Data recovery tool declare Declare variables and give them attributes • df Display free disk space diff Display the differences between two files diff3 Show differences among three files dig DNS lookup dir Briefly list directory contents dircolors Colour setup for `ls' dirname Convert a full pathname to just a path dirs Display list of remembered directories dmesg Print kernel & driver messages du Estimate file space usage e echo Display message on screen • egrep Search file(s) for lines that match an extended expression eject Eject removable media enable Enable and disable builtin shell commands • env Environment variables ethtool Ethernet card settings eval Evaluate several commands/arguments exec Execute a command exit Exit the shell expect Automate arbitrary applications accessed over a terminal expand Convert tabs to spaces export Set an environment variable expr Evaluate expressions f false Do Display or change the date & time dc Desk Calculator dd Convert and copy a file. and execute commands format Format disks or tapes free Display memory usage fsck File system consistency check and repair ftp File Transfer Protocol . unsuccessfully fdformat Low-level format a floppy disk fdisk Partition table manipulator for Linux fg Send job to foreground fgrep Search file(s) for lines that match a fixed string file Determine file type find Search for files that meet a desired criteria fmt Reformat paragraph text fold Wrap text to fit a specified width.

function Define Function Macros fuser Identify/kill the process that is accessing a file g gawk getopts grep groups gzip h hash head help history hostname i iconv id if ifconfig ifdown ifup import install j jobs join k kill killall l less let ln local locate logname logout look lpc lpr lprint lprintd lprintq lprm ls lsof m Display output one screen at a time Perform arithmetic on shell variables • Make links between files Create variables • Find files Print current login name Exit a login shell • Display lines beginning with a given string Line printer control program Off line print Print a file Abort a print job List the print queue Remove jobs from the print queue List information about file(s) List open files Stop a process from running Kill processes by name List active jobs • Join lines on a common field Convert the character set of a file Print user and group id's Conditionally perform a command Configure a network interface Stop a network interface Start a network interface up Capture an X server screen and save the image to file Copy files and set attributes Remember the full pathname of a name argument Output the first part of file(s) Display help for a built-in command • Command History Print or set system name Find and Replace text within file(s) Parse positional parameters Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern Print group names a user is in Compress or decompress named file(s) .

make man mkdir mkfifo mkisofs mknod more mount mtools mtr mv mmv n Recompile a group of programs Help manual Create new folder(s) Make FIFOs (named pipes) Create an hybrid ISO9660/JOLIET/HFS filesystem Make block or character special files Display output one screen at a time Mount a file system Manipulate MS-DOS files Network diagnostics (traceroute/ping) Move or rename files or directories Mass Move and rename (files) netstat Networking information nice Set the priority of a command or job nl Number lines and write files nohup Run a command immune to hangups notify-send Send desktop notifications nslookup Query Internet name servers interactively o open op p passwd paste pathchk ping pkill popd pr printcap printenv printf ps pushd pwd q quota Display disk usage and limits quotacheck Scan a file system for disk usage quotactl Set disk quotas r ram ram disk device rcp Copy files between two machines read Read a line from standard input • readarray Read from stdin into an array variable • readonly Mark variables/functions as readonly reboot Reboot the system Modify a user password Merge lines of files Check file name portability Test a network connection Stop processes from running Restore the previous value of the current directory Prepare files for printing Printer capability database Print environment variables Format and print data • Process status Save and then change the current directory Print Working Directory Open a file in its default application Operator access .

run remote shells via ssh Secure copy (remote file copy) Merge two files interactively Stream Editor Accept keyboard input Print numeric sequences Manipulate shell variables and functions Secure File Transfer Program Shift positional parameters Shell Options Shutdown or restart linux Delay for a specified time Find files Sort text files Run commands from a file `. successfully tsort Topological sort .' Split a file into fixed-size pieces Secure Shell client (remote login program) Trace system calls and signals Substitute user identity Execute a command as another user Print a checksum for a file Suspend execution of this shell • Make a new name for a file Synchronize data on disk with memory tail Output the last part of files tar Tape ARchiver tee Redirect output to multiple files test Evaluate a conditional expression time Measure Program running time times User and system times touch Change file timestamps top List processes running on the system traceroute Trace Route to Host trap Run a command when a signal is set(bourne) tr Translate. squeeze. and/or delete characters true Do nothing.rename renice remsync return rev rm rmdir rsync s screen scp sdiff sed select seq set sftp shift shopt shutdown sleep slocate sort source split ssh strace su sudo sum suspend symlink sync t Rename files Alter priority of running processes Synchronize remote files via email Exit a shell function Reverse lines of a file Remove files Remove folder(s) Remote file copy (Synchronize file trees) Multiplex terminal.

tty type u ulimit umask umount unalias uname unexpand uniq units unset unshar until useradd usermod users uuencode uudecode v v vdir vi vmstat w Print filename of terminal on stdin Describe a command • Limit user resources • Users file creation mask Unmount a device Remove an alias • Print system information Convert spaces to tabs Uniquify files Convert units from one scale to another Remove variable or function names Unpack shell archive scripts Execute commands (until error) Create new user account Modify user account List users currently logged in Encode a binary file Decode a file created by uuencode Verbosely list directory contents (`ls -l -b') Verbosely list directory contents (`ls -l -b') Text Editor Report virtual memory statistics watch Execute/display a program periodically wc Print byte. passing constructed argument list(s) xdg-open Open a file or URL in the user's preferred application. Run a command script in the current shell ### Comment / Remark . word. man pages and source files for a program which Search the user's $path for a program file while Execute commands who Print all usernames currently logged in whoami Print the current user id and name (`id -un') Wget Retrieve web pages or files via HTTP. yes Print a string until interrupted . and line counts whereis Search the user's $path. HTTPS or FTP write Send a message to another user x xargs Execute utility.

bashrc Startup files Prompt Prompt variable ### Comment / Remark BashBangSplat Pronunciation guide for unix . and execute commands Execute commands (until error) Execute commands Shell parameters Environment variables Array Variables Allow or Deny actions Spooling to and from files Redirect the output from one command as input The break and continue builtins may be used to control loop execution.bash syntax Parameters Variables Arrays Permissions Redirection Pipes for another Looping constructs: if-then-else for until while Conditionally perform a command Expand words. delimiters and Quotes Command Substitution Working with the bash Shell: Run a bash shell script vi editor vi commands Here docs Here documents Keyboard Cursor control .Cut & paste Job Control Suspend and resume a process . Evaluating expressions: Using brackets to Group and expand expressions Conditional Execution Chain commands to run one after another (AND/OR) Conditional expressions Arithmetic expressions Shell expansion and Pattern matching (Wildcards) Escape Chars.