100 Commands in Linux Every Developer Should Know
Get ready to add some powerful Linux commands to your toolkit and take your coding skills up a notch.
Whether you're an experienced Linux user or just starting out, this list of 100 must-know Linux commands for developers will help you tackle any task with ease. We'll start out with the basics, and then get to the more interesting ones
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So get ready to unlock the power of Linux in your development workflow with these commands!
ls - List the contents of the current directory.
cd - Change the current working directory.
mkdir - Create a new directory.
rmdir - Remove an empty directory.
touch - Create a new file.
cp - Copy a file or directory.
mv - Move a file or directory.
rm - Delete a file.
cat - Display the contents of a file.
less - View the contents of a file one page at a time.
head - Display the first few lines of a file.
tail - Display the last few lines of a file.
grep - Search for a pattern in a file.
find - Search for a file by name.
sort - Sort the lines of a file.
uniq - Remove duplicate lines from a file.
wc - Count the number of lines, words, and characters in a file.
cut - Extract specific fields from a file.
paste - Combine the lines of two or more files.
tr - Translate or delete specific characters from a file.
sed - Edit a file using regular expressions.
awk - Process and analyze a file using patterns and actions.
ar - Create or extract a tarball (a compressed archive file).
gzip - Compress or decompress a file using gzip.
bzip2 - Compress or decompress a file using bzip2.
xz - Compress or decompress a file using xz.
zip - Compress or decompress a file using zip.
chmod - Change the permissions of a file or directory.
chown - Change the owner and/or group of a file or directory.
passwd - Change the password of a user.
su - Change the current user to another user.
sudo - Execute a command as another user, usually the root user.
whoami - Print the current username.
who - Print information about logged-in users.
last - Print information about previous logins.
history - Print a list of previously executed commands.
echo - Print a message.
printf - Print a formatted message.
env - Print the current environment variables.
export - Set an environment variable.
unset - Unset an environment variable.
set - Set shell options.
unalias - Remove an alias.
source - Execute a script in the current shell.
45. . - Same as source.