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Linux Commands Cheat Sheet
The Linux operating system offers a multitude of commands, which can be overwhelming for beginners.
This cheat sheet helps you get familiar with over 30 basic Linux command-line executables frequently used by developers.
You’ll find easy-to-learn shortcuts and code examples to help you find your way around the Linux command line.
Basic Linux commands
Lists all files and directories in the present working directory
Lists files in sub-directories as well
Lists hidden files as well
Navigate to the HOME directory
cd or cd ~
Navigate to HOME directory
Move one level up
To change to a particular directory
Move to the root directory
cat > filename
Creates a new file
Displays the file content
cat file1 file2 > file3
Joins two files (file1, file2) and stores the output in a new file (file3)
mv file "new file path"
Moves the files to the new location
mv filename new_file_name
Renames the file to a new filename
Allows regular users to run programs with the security privileges of the superuser or root
Deletes a file
Gives help information on a command
Gives a list of all past commands typed in the current terminal session
Clears the terminal
Lists files and directories with detailed information like permissions, size, owner, etc.
Deletes a directory
Renames a directory
Divides the file into x columns
Assigns a header to the file
Denotes the file with Line Numbers
lp -nc , lpr c
Prints “c” copies of the File
Creates a new directory in the present working directory or an at the specified path
Specifies the name of the printer
mail -s 'subject' -c 'cc-address' -b 'bcc-address' 'to-address'
Command to send email
mail -s "Subject" to-address < Filename
The command used to install and update packages
File Permission commands
to show file type and access permission
For changing the ownership of a file/directory
Chown user:group filename
change the user as well as group for a file or directory