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The Complete Alphabetical List of Kali Linux Commands

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a
apropos --Search Help manual pages (man -k)
apt-get ---Search for and install software packages (Debian)
aptitude --Search for and install software packages (Debian)
aspell --Spell Checker
awk --Find and Replace text, database sort/validate/index

b
basename --Strip directory and suffix from filenames
bash--- GNU Bourne-Again SHell
bc -- Arbitrary precision calculator language
bg --Send to background
break--- Exit from a loop
builtin --Run a shell builtin
bzip2-- Compress or decompress named file(s)


c
cal ---Display a calendar
case ---Conditionally perform a command
cat ---Concatenate and print (display) the content of files
cd ---Change Directory
cfdisk--- Partition table manipulator for Linux
chgrp ---Change group ownership
chmod--- Change access permissions
chown --- Change file owner and group
chroot --- Run a command with a different root directory
chkconfig ---System services (runlevel)
cksum --- Print CRC checksum and byte counts
clear --- Clear terminal screen
cmp ---Compare two files
comm--- Compare two sorted files line by line
command--- Run a command – ignoring shell functions
continue--- Resume the next iteration of a loop
cp ---Copy one or more files to another location
cron ---Daemon to execute scheduled commands
crontab ---Schedule a command to run at a later time
csplit--- Split a file into context-determined pieces
cut --- Divide a file into several parts


d
date ---Display or change the date & time
dc --- Desk Calculator
dd ---Convert and copy a file, write disk headers, boot records
ddrescue --- Data recovery tool
declare --- Declare variables and give them attributes
df ---Display free disk space
diff ---Display the differences between two files
diff3 ---Show differences among three files
dig --DNS lookup
dir -- Briefly list directory contents
dircolors--- Colour setup for `ls’
dirname ---Convert a full pathname to just a path
dirs ---Display list of remembered directories
dmesg--- Print kernel & driver messages
du ---Estimate file space usage


e
echo--- Display message on screen
egrep--- Search file(s) for lines that match an extended expression
eject --Eject removable media
enable ---Enable and disable builtin shell commands
env ---Environment variables
ethtool --Ethernet card settings
eval --Evaluate several commands/arguments
exec --Execute a command
exit-- Exit the shell
expect --Automate arbitrary applications accessed over a terminal
expand-- Convert tabs to spaces
export-- Set an environment variable
expr --Evaluate expressions

f
false ---Do nothing, unsuccessfully
fdformat -- Low-level format a floppy disk
fdisk--- Partition table manipulator for Linux
fg --Send job to foreground
fgrep --Search file(s) for lines that match a fixed string
file --Determine file type
find -- Search for files that meet a desired criteria
fmt -- Reformat paragraph text
fold ---Wrap text to fit a specified width.
for --Expand words, and execute commands
format -- Format disks or tapes
free --Display memory usage
fsck -- File system consistency check and repair
ftp ---File Transfer Protocol
function --Define Function Macros
fuser --Identify/kill the process that is accessing a file


g
gawk -- Find and Replace text within file(s)
getopts --Parse positional parameters
grep --Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern
groupadd --Add a user security group
groupdel --Delete a group
groupmod --Modify a group
groups --Print group names a user is in
gzip -- Compress or decompress named file(s)


h
hash -- Remember the full pathname of a name argument
head --Output the first part of file(s)
help --Display help for a built-in command
history -- Command History
hostname --Print or set system name


i
iconv --Convert the character set of a file
id-- Print user and group id’s
if --Conditionally perform a command
ifconfig --Configure a network interface
ifdown --Stop a network interface
ifup ---Start a network interface up
import--- Capture an X server screen and save the image to file
install --Copy files and set attributes


j
jobs -- List active jobs
join --Join lines on a common field
k
kill -- Stop a process from running
killall -- Kill processes by name


l
less -- Display output one screen at a time
let ---Perform arithmetic on shell variables
ln ---Create a symbolic link to a file
local --Create variables
locate --Find files
logname --Print current login name
logout -- Exit a login shell
look --Display lines beginning with a given string
lpc --Line printer control program
lpr -- Off line print
lprint Print a file
lprintd -- Abort a print job
lprintq --List the print queue
lprm --Remove jobs from the print queue
ls --List information about file(s)
lsof --List open files


m
make -- Recompile a group of programs
man --Help manual
mkdir -- Create new folder(s)
mkfifo --Make FIFOs (named pipes)
mkisofs --Create an hybrid ISO9660/JOLIET/HFS filesystem
mknod --Make block or character special files
more -- Display output one screen at a time
mount -- Mount a file system
mtools --Manipulate MS-DOS files
mtr -- Network diagnostics (traceroute/ping)
mv-- Move or rename files or directories
mmv --Mass Move and rename (files)


n
netstat-- Networking information
nice-- Set the priority of a command or job
nl-- Number lines and write files
nohup-- Run a command immune to hangups
notify-send ---Send desktop notifications
nslookup --Query Internet name servers interactively


o
open --Open a file in its default application
op --Operator access

p
passwd --Modify a user password
paste-- Merge lines of files
pathchk-- Check file name portability
ping --Test a network connection
pkill-- Stop processes from running
popd --Restore the previous value of the current directory
pr --Prepare files for printing
printcap-- Printer capability database
printenv --Print environment variables
printf --Format and print data
ps-- Process status
pushd --Save and then change the current directory
pwd --Print Working Directory


q
quota --Display disk usage and limits
quotacheck --Scan a file system for disk usage
quotactl --Set disk quotas

r
ram --ram disk device
rcp-- Copy files between two machines
read-- Read a line from standard input
readarray --Read from stdin into an array variable
readonly --Mark variables/functions as readonly
reboot --Reboot the system
rename --Rename files
renice --Alter priority of running processes
remsync-- Synchronize remote files via email
return --Exit a shell function
rev --Reverse lines of a file
rm-- Remove files
rmdir --Remove folder(s)
rsync-- Remote file copy (Synchronize file trees)

s
screen --Multiplex terminal, run remote shells via ssh
scp --Secure copy (remote file copy)
sdiff-- Merge two files interactively
sed --Stream Editor
select --Accept keyboard input
seq-- Print numeric sequences
set --Manipulate shell variables and functions
sftp --Secure File Transfer Program
shift --Shift positional parameters
shopt-- Shell Options
shutdown --Shutdown or restart linux
sleep --Delay for a specified time
slocate-- Find files
sort --Sort text files
source-- Run commands from a file `.’
split-- Split a file into fixed-size pieces
ssh-- Secure Shell client (remote login program)
strace --Trace system calls and signals
su --Substitute user identity
sudo --Execute a command as another user
sum --Print a checksum for a file
suspend --Suspend execution of this shell
symlink-- Make a new name for a file
sync --Synchronize data on disk with memory

t
tail --Output the last part of file
tar-- Tape ARchiver
tee --Redirect output to multiple files
test-- Evaluate a conditional expression
time --Measure Program running time
times --User and system times
touch --Change file timestamps
top --List processes running on the system
traceroute --Trace Route to Host
trap --Run a command when a signal is set(bourne)
tr --Translate, squeeze, and/or delete characters
true --Do nothing, successfully
tsort --Topological sort
tty --Print filename of terminal on stdin
type-- Describe a command


u
ulimit --Limit user resources
umask --Users file creation mask
umount-- Unmount a device
unalias-- Remove an alias
uname-- Print system information
unexpand --Convert spaces to tabs
uniq --Uniquify files
units --Convert units from one scale to another
unset --Remove variable or function names
unshar-- Unpack shell archive scripts
until --Execute commands (until error)
uptime --Show uptime
useradd --Create new user account
userdel --Delete a user account
usermod --Modify user account
users-- List users currently logged in
uuencode --Encode a binary file
uudecode --Decode a file created by uuencode


v
v: Verbosely list directory contents (`ls -l -b’)
vdi: Verbosely list directory contents (`ls -l -b’)
vi: Text Editor
vmstat: Report virtual memory statistics


w
wait: Wait for a process to complete
watch: Execute/display a program periodically
wc: Print byte, word, and line counts
whereis: Search the user’s $path, man pages and source files for a program
which: Search the user’s $path for a program file
while: Execute commands
who: Print all usernames currently logged in
whoami: Print the current user id and name (`id -un’)
wget: Retrieve web pages or files via HTTP, HTTPS or FTP
write: Send a message to another user


x
xargs: Execute utility, passing constructed argument list(s)
xdg-open: Open a file or URL in the user’s preferred application.


y
yes: Print a string until interrupted


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