Unix Basic Commands

Posted on 2006-04-12
Last Modified: 2010-04-17
Hi Folks,

I have an interview today Unix is a general requirment for the role.
The role is Desktop Support. I told them that i don't have Unix skills but
i could learn the basics when required. I was wondering could someone
send me maybe a list of general admin commands for unix.

Many Many Many thanks,

Question by:ANGELA11
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    ls - List directory contents
    cp - Copy files
    rm - Remove directory entries
    file - Determine file type
    find - Walk a file hierarchy
    which - Locate a program file in the user's path
    whereis - Locate programs
    gcc, g++ - GNU project C and C++ Compiler
    gdb - The GNU Debugger
    less - View the contents of a text file
    diff - Find differences between two files
    cmp - Compare two files
    vi - Text editor
    chmod - Change file modes
    man - Display the on-line manual pages
    mv - Move and rename files
    ispell - Interactive spelling checker
    biff - Be notified if mail arrives and who it is from
    lpr - Print a file
    lpq - Show the print queue
    ftp - Transfer a file to another Unix system
    logout - Quit using the system
    pwd - Print working directory name
    cd - Change working directory
    mkdir - Make directories
    rmdir - Remove directories
    chmod - Change file modes
    passwd - Change your password

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    grep    Filter
    free     Show memory usage
    uname -a Show linux and kernel version

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