51 Useful Lesser Known Commands for Linux Users

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33 Responses

  1. kozaki says:

    Holy nice! some really useful and quite a few I don’t know yet. COol :)

    Note the `python -m SimpleHTTPServer` needs python2.

  2. Chib says:

    found a couple of commands that i’d forgotten about.

  3. abhijith says:

    i am new to linux i am having a problem with some of these commands dont work even if i have entered them right please help

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Could you share with us what problem you facing while executing these commands? some of commands needs to installed before executing them, you can install them using yum or apt package manager tool as per your distribution..

  4. Paul says:

    I found this very interesting, along with the other lists on this site. Thanks, for putting them together.
    However, I found several typos including misspelled words. If you are interested I will detail them. Here’s a few.
    In the first paragraph “Linux user” should be “Linux users”. Down through text commas are used improperly to break up the text.

  5. Mohit says:

    Thank you so much… very useful post

  6. George D says:

    I am getting an error when I run the following:

    Command: curl -u gmail_id –silent “https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom” | perl -ne ‘print “\t” if //; print “$2\n” if /(.*)/;’
    Response: bash: syntax error near unexpected token `(‘

    Running Ubuntu 15.04.

    Any idea what the problem could be?

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Try the following command and don’t forget to add actual email also the quotes needed to be fixed..

      # curl -u ravisaive@gmail.com  -silent “https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom” | perl -ne 'print "\t" ; print "$2\n" if /(.*)/;'

      curl will need to have SSL enabled.

  7. Edraz dequo says:

    very good

    • Avishek Kumar says:

      Dear Edraz dequo,
      Very pleased to know you liked the post.
      Keep connected for more such posts.

  8. Mark says:

    Nice work!

  9. Hadi says:

    It was useful for me ;
    Thank you

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