51 Useful Lesser Known Commands for Linux Users

Best Affordable Linux and WordPress Services For Your Business
Outsource Your Linux and WordPress Project and Get it Promptly Completed Remotely and Delivered Online.

If You Appreciate What We Do Here On TecMint, You Should Consider:

  1. Stay Connected to: Twitter | Facebook | Google Plus
  2. Subscribe to our email updates: Sign Up Now
  3. Get your own self-hosted blog with a Free Domain at ($3.45/month).
  4. Become a Supporter - Make a contribution via PayPal
  5. Support us by purchasing our premium books in PDF format.
  6. Support us by taking our online Linux courses

We are thankful for your never ending support.

RedHat RHCE and RHCSA Certification Book
Linux Foundation LFCS and LFCE Certification Preparation Guide

You may also like...

44 Responses

  1. Shridhar says:

    In the bottom page(footer) , there is a line with blue bar “Preparation for the LFCS (Linux Fundation Certified SysAdmin) Exam ” can see that the word “Fundation ” is miss spelled. this is just suggestion

  2. kozaki says:

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

    Note the `python -m SimpleHTTPServer` needs python2.

  3. Chib says:

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

  4. 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..

  5. 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.

  6. Mohit says:

    Thank you so much… very useful post

  7. 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 [email protected]  -silent “https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom” | perl -ne 'print "\t" ; print "$2\n" if /(.*)/;'

      curl will need to have SSL enabled.

  8. Edraz dequo says:

    very good

  9. Hadi says:

    It was useful for me ;
    Thank you

Got something to say? Join the discussion.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.