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.

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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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D

E

F


G

H


I

J

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

Z