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Here is a list of basic linux commands. This list of linux commands is not complete as there are many more linux commands available. However, it should make a good start for a beginner or intermediate linux administrator / linux user. All linux commands in this list include examples to demonstrate how the actual linux command works. If you do not find an answer to your question on this page or you need extra help, feel free to ask us on our new Linux Forum. We will be more than happy to help you with your Linux questions there.

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A

  • alias - create names or abbreviations for commands
  • apropos - search the manual page names and descriptions
  • at [man page] - queue, examine or delete jobs for later execution

B

  • bc [man page] - An arbitrary precision calculator language

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K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

  • scp - secure copy (remote file copy program)
  • ssh - OpenSSH SSH client (remote login program)

T

V

  • vim - Vi IMproved, a programmers text editor

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X

Y

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