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Basic file, shell and text manipulation utilities of the GNU operating system. These are the core utilities which are expected to exist on every operating system.

File utilities:

  • chgrp: Changes file group ownership.
  • chown: Changes file ownership.
  • chmod: Changes file permissions.
  • cp: Copies files.
  • dd: Copies and converts a file.
  • df: Shows disk free space on filesystems.
  • dir: Gives a brief directory listing.
  • dircolors: Setup program for the color output of GNU ls.
  • du: Shows disk usage on filesystems.
  • install: Copies file and sets its permissions.
  • ln: Creates file links.
  • ls: Lists directory contents.
  • mkdir: Creates directories.
  • mkfifo: Creates FIFOs (named pipes).
  • mknod: Creates special files.
  • mv: Moves files.
  • rm: Removes (deletes) files.
  • rmdir: Removes empty directories.
  • shred: Destroy data in files.
  • sync: Synchronizes filesystem buffers and disk.
  • touch: Changes file timestamps.
  • vdir: Long directory listing.

Text utilities:

  • cat: concatenates and prints files on the standard output
  • cksum: checksum and count the bytes in a file
  • comm: compares two sorted files line by line
  • csplit: splits a file into sections determined by context lines
  • cut: remove sections from each line of files
  • expand: convert tabs to spaces
  • fmt: simple optimal text formatter
  • fold: wrap each input line to fit in specified width
  • head: output the first part of files
  • join: join lines of two files on a common field
  • md5sum: compute and check MD5 messsage digest
  • nl: number lines of files
  • od: dump files in octal and other formats
  • paste: merge lines of files
  • ptx: produce a permuted index of file contents
  • pr: convert text files for printing
  • shasum: compute and check SHA1 message digest
  • sort: sort lines of text files
  • split: split a file into pieces
  • sum: checksum and count the blocks in a file
  • tac: concatenates and prints files in reverse
  • tail: outputs the last part of files
  • tr: translates or deletes characters
  • tsort: perform topological sort
  • unexpand: convert spaces to tabs
  • uniq: remove duplicate lines from a sorted file
  • wc: prints the number of bytes, words, and lines in files

Shell utilities:

  • [ - Check file types and compare values
  • basename - Removes the path prefix from a given pathname.
  • chroot - Changes the root directory.
  • date - Prints/sets the system date and time.
  • dirname - Removes the last level or filename from a given pathname.
  • echo - Prints a line of text.
  • env - Displays/modifies the environment.
  • expr - Evaluates expressions.
  • factor - Prints prime factors.
  • false - Returns an unsuccessful exit status.
  • groups - Print the groups that the user is a member of.
  • hostid - Print the numeric identifier for the current host
  • hostname - Print or set the machine name.
  • id - Print real/effective uid/gid.
  • logname - Print current login name.
  • nice - Modify scheduling priority.
  • nohup - Allows a command to continue running after logging out.
  • pathchk - Check file name portability.
  • pinky - Lightweight finger
  • printenv - Prints environment variables.
  • printf - Formats and prints data.
  • pwd - Print the current working directory.
  • seq - Print numeric sequences.
  • sleep - Suspends execution for a specified time.
  • stty - Print/change terminal settings.
  • su - Allows you to adopt the id of another user or superuser.
  • tee - Sends output to multiple files.
  • test - Evaluates an expression.
  • true - Returns a successful exit status.
  • tty - Print terminal name.
  • uname - Print system information.
  • users - Print current user names.
  • who - Print a list of all users currently logged in.
  • whoami - Print effective user id.
  • yes - Print a string repeatedly.


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