Linux Command Tutorials with Examples and Explanations

Our Linux Command Tutorials cover 1000+ important Linux commands with explanations and examples. Anyone wishing to sharpen their skills on Linux Environment, Linux Administration, Scripting and Troubleshooting should practice these tutorials on commands and their options. Anyone preparing for Redhat / Ubuntu / SuSE Linux / Unix certifications, examinations and interviews would also do well after practicing all these commands and tutorials.

Here’s list of Tutorials on Linux Command with Various Categories

1. Linux Command Tutorials on File Management

cat
chattr
chgrp
chmod
chown
chsh
cp
csplit
dd
file
head
hexdump
less
ln
ls
md5sum
merge
mkdir
more
mv
newgrp
pwd
od
rm
rmdir
sha1sum
shred
split
tac
tail
tailf
touch
wc
lsof

2. Linux Command Tutorials on Communication

dig
ftp
login
rsync
scp
ssh
sftp

3. Linux Command Tutorials on Comparisons

cmp
comm
diff
diff3
sdiff

4. Linux Command Tutorials on Installation

cpio
install
rdist
tar

5. Linux Command Tutorials on Security and System Integrity

badblocks
chroot
chkconfig
halt
reboot
shutdown
vmstat

6. Linux Command Tutorials on Users

w
whoami
chpasswd
groupadd
groupdel
groupmod
grpck
grpconv
lastlog
newusers
pwck
pwconv
rusers
rwall
useradd
userdel
usermod
wall
id
chage
users
ruptime

7. Linux Command Tutorials on Daemons

apmd
atd
bootpd
cupsd
ftpd
imapd
klogd
mountd
named
nfsd
pppd
rdistd
rexecd
rlogind
routed
rpc.rusersd
rpc.statd
rshd
rsyslogd
rwhod
sshd
syslogd
xinetd
ypbind
yppasswdd
ypserv

8. Linux Command Tutorials on Hardware

agetty
arp
fdisk
hdparm
kbdrate
ramsize
setkeycodes
slattach

9. Linux Command Tutorials on Host Information

arch
domainname
host
uname

10. Linux Command Tutorials on Mail

formail
mailq
makemap
newaliases
rmail
sendmail
from
mutt
pine

11. Linux Command Tutorials on Managing Filesystems

debugfs
dosfsck
dump
dumpe2fs
e2fsck
e2image
e2label
edquota
fdformat
fsck
fsck.ext2
mke2fs
mkfs
mkfs.ext2
mkfs.ext3
mklost+found
mkraid
mkswap
mount
quotacheck
quotaon
quotaoff
quotastats
rdev
repquota
resize2fs
restore
rootflags
setquota
showmount
swapoff
swapon
sync
tune2fs
umount
warnquota

12. Linux Command Tutorials on Managing the Kernel

depmod
lsmod
modinfo
modprobe
sysctl

13. Linux Command Tutorials on Printing

accept
lpadmin
lpinfo
lpmove
reject
tunelp

14. Linux Command Tutorials on System Activity and Process Management

fuser
renice
vmstat
pstree

15. Linux Command Tutorials on NFS and NIS Administration

makedbm
rpcbind
portmap
rpcinfo
ypbind
ypcat
ypinit
ypmatch
yppasswdd
yppoll
yppush
ypserv
ypset
yptest
ypwhich
ypxfr

16. Linux Command Tutorials on Media

cdparanoia
cdrdao
eject
genisoimage
icedax
readom
volname
wodim

17. Linux Command Tutorials on TeX, LaTeX AND TYPESETTING

AMSTeX
AMSLaTeX
bibtool
latex
latex2html
evince
pdflatex
pdftex
TeX
untex

18. Linux Command Tutorials on Graphics

cjpeg
convert
gimp
giftrans
gs
gv
montage
scanimage
tkdesk
transfig
xpaint

19. Linux Command Tutorials on X-WINDOWS PROGRAMS

imake
xcal
xcalc
xclock
xcolors
xhost
xlock
xman
xmcpustate
xpdf
xset
xsysinfo
xterm

20. Linux Command Tutorials on Miscellaneous

bc
bg
fg
clear
passwd
sudo
tee
time
nameif
nfsstat
nsupdate
rarp
rndc
rpcbind
rpcinfo
ctrlaltdel
initctl
runlevel
telinit
uptime
anacron
atrun
cron
dmesg
ldconfig
logger
logrotate
run-parts
telnetd
tftpd
zebra
aclocal
aconnect
acpi
acpid
addr2line
agetty
alsactl
alsamixer
amidi
amixer
anacron
aplay
arecordmidi
at
autoconf
autoheader
autoscan
autoupdate
base64
bison
bzcmp
bzdiff
bzdiff
bzmore
c++
c++filt
cdda2wav
cdparanoia
cdrdao
chage
colcrt
colrm
column
doexec
dosfsck
dvdrecord
edquota
elvtune
enable
false
true
fc
fc
fgconsole
fmt
fold
formail
tree
alias
unalias
gpgsplit
gpgv
gprof
ps2pdf
shar
tcsh
wdiff
workman
vlock
ytree
zcat
zdiff
vacation

21. Linux Command Tutorials on Networking

ifconfig
iptables
named
netstat
ping
traceroute
tcpdump
nslookup
ss
nc

22. Linux Command Tutorials on Program Maintenance

ctags
etags
gdb
git
gprof
make
nm
objcopy
objdump
patch
pmap
size
svn

23. Linux Command Tutorials on Searching

apropos
egrep
fgrep
find
grep
locate
look
strings
updatedb
whereis
which

24. Linux Command Tutorials on Shell Programming

basename
echo
envsubst
expr
mktemp
printf
sleep
test
xargs

25. Linux Command Tutorials on Storage

bunzip2
bzip2
gunzip
gzip
zforce

26. Linux Command Tutorials on System Status

at
atq
atrm
crontab
date
df
du
env
finger
free
hostname
kill
killall
printenv
ps
dstat
quota
stat
stty
top
tty
who

27. Linux Command Tutorials on Text Processing

cut
emacs
ex
expand
unexpand
fmt
fold
gawk
groff
gs
ispell
join
paste
rev
sed
sort
tr
uniq
nl
vim

28. Linux Command Tutorials on Programming

cpp
flex
ldd
make
ranlib

29. Linux Command Tutorials on Clocks

hwclock rdate
If you would want to learn Linux commands thoroughly, you should attempt to work on the complete set of Linux Tutorials mentioned above. It will immensely help anyone trying to learn Linux User Level Environment.

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Wish you the best in your endeavor to learn and master Linux Commands & its Environment!

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Manish Bhojasia, a technology veteran with 20+ years @ Cisco & Wipro, is Founder and CTO at Sanfoundry. He is Linux Kernel Developer & SAN Architect and is passionate about competency developments in these areas. He lives in Bangalore and delivers focused training sessions to IT professionals in Linux Kernel, Linux Debugging, Linux Device Drivers, Linux Networking, Linux Storage, Advanced C Programming, SAN Storage Technologies, SCSI Internals & Storage Protocols such as iSCSI & Fiber Channel. Stay connected with him @ LinkedIn