|vdir||List directory contents. It's a drop-in replacement for ls -l|
|watch||Execute a command repeatedly, and monitor the output in full-screen mode|
|wc||Count lines, words, and bytes|
|whereis||Locate the binary, source, and manual page files for a command|
|which||Locate a program in the user's path|
|who||Display who is logged in and related data (processes, boot time)|
|whoami||Print the username associated with the current effective user ID|
|xargs||Execute a command with piped arguments coming from another command, a file, etc|
|yes||Output something repeatedly. Commonly used to answer yes to every prompt by install commands|
Pages in this article:
Page 1 – Commands: A-D
Page 2 – Commands: E-H
Page 3 – Commands: I-M
Page 4 – Commands: N-R
Page 5 – Commands: S-U
Page 6 – Commands: V-Z
All articles in this series:
|Read our complete collection of recommended free and open source software. Our curated compilation covers all categories of software.
The software collection forms part of our series of informative articles for Linux enthusiasts. There are hundreds of in-depth reviews, open source alternatives to proprietary software from large corporations like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, IBM, Cisco, Oracle, and Autodesk.
There are also fun things to try, hardware, free programming books and tutorials, and much more.