Top 50 Linux Commands List


  1. Find : Find is command by which you can find the files in Linux
  2. cd : cd is stand for change directory
  3. ls : ls command is used list directory contents
  4. history : history is command which is allow to the user to view all the past commands
  5. cp  : cp means copy which used for copy the files and folders.
  6. time : When command finishes, time writes a message to standard output giving timing statistics about this program run
  7. cat /etc/passwd : View all users list 
  8. ifconfig : Help to view the current system ip address , subnet and more
  9. vi :  Vi is a editor for linux
  10. top : Top is a task manager manager for linux. you can see current CPU processes on terminal
  11. rpm : rpm is stand for Red hat package manager . this command is used for install and remove the packages .
  12. grep : Grep is a commend which is used for searching one or more files .
  13. man : The man command is used to format and display the man pages.
  14. ping : ping is stand for Packet Internet Groper . Is used to test the connectivity between two nodes
  15. cat :  It’s help to view under the files
  16. mv : mv command is used to move and rename files.
  17. free : Free is a command by which we can see swap memory information
  18. gzip : gzip is a compressing tool, which is used to truncate the file size
  19. shutdown : shutdown command use for shutdown the system
  20. reboot : used to restart the system 
  21. restart : used to restart the system
  22. Netconig : netconfig use for configure the network interface
  23. pwd : pwd is used for to see present directory
  24. Who : who is a command to display the current user
  25. less : less is the command which is allows quickly view the file.
  26. More : More is the command which is allows quickly view the file and shows the deatils in percentage.
  27. Tar : tar is used to create archives files.
  28. SSH : ssh command is help to login into remote host .
  29. ftp : ftp command used to connect remote ftp host ( ftp – file transfer protocol)
  30. Sftp : sftp command is used to connenct on sftp host ( sftp – secure file transfer protocol)
  31. chmod : chmod is a command by which we can change the user permmision
  32. chown : Through chown command we can change file or group ownership.
  33. CRON : CRON is a Linux system process by which execute a program .
  34. df : Through Df command you can see the amount of disk space available on the system.
  35. ifdown : ifdown is used for shutdown a network interface
  36. nslookup : nslookup is a command to view host name of the system .
  37. ps : Ps command is used to check the status of current processes .
  38. Screen : screen is command that we can run multiple windows using single terminal
  39. sed : sed is a editor which is used to filter the text using pipeline.
  40. sudo : sudo command is used to give admin permission for certain time.
  41. Uname : unmae is display the name of the current Operating on system .
  42. vmstat : vmstat command is used to get a snapsot.
  43. wget : wget is a command to donwload something from the internet using link .
  44. apt-get : apt-ge tget command is used to installs software packages on debian based os.
  45. exit : exit command is allow to exit form program .
  46. ifup : ifup is the command by which we can start the network interface
  47. ifdown : ifup is the command by which we can down the network interface
  48. locate : locate command is used to listes files in a database
  49. snort : Snort is an open source network intrusion-prevention
  50. awk : awk commmand is used Search for patterns in a file and processes them.
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