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Miscellaneous Linux Commands

June 10th, 2009

Keys and keycodes and console

Linux Commands dumpkeys        Dump keyboard translation tables.
getkeycodes        Print kernel scancode-to-keycode mapping table.
lesskey        Specify key bindings for less.
loadkeys        Load keyboard translation tables.
psfaddtable        Add a unicode character table to a console font.
psfgettable        Extract the embedded Unicode character table from a console font.
psfstriptable        Remove the embedded Unicode character table from a console font.
resizecons        Change kernel idea of the console size.
setkeycodes        Load kernel scancode-to-keycode mapping table.

Ncurses functions

captoinfo        Convert a termcap description into a terminfo description.
clear        Clear the terminal screen.
infocmp        Compare or print out terminfo descriptions.
reset        Restore run-time parameters for session to default values.
tie        Merge or apply WEB change files.
toe        Table of terminfo entries.
tput        Initialize a terminal or query terminfo database.
tset        Terminal initialization.

CD programs

cdparanoia        An audio CD reading utility.
cdrecord        Record audio or data compact Disks from a master.


alias        Ex:: alias dir=’ls -a’ – Effect: Makes dir list all files (no spaces next to the = sign).
bison        GNU project parser generator.
chvt        Change foreground virtual terminal.
crack        Program used to find bad passwords or crack security.
cvs        Concurrent Versions System.
deallocvt        Gets rid of unused virtual terminals.
dumpkeys        Dump keyboard translation tables.
fc         Fix command. Used to edit the commands in the current history list.
gdbm        The GNU database manager.
gpm        A cut and paste mouse server.
history        Show commands listed in the shell history (last n).
lilo        Boot management program.
mc        Visual shell for Unix like system. A file manager.
nc        A file manager.
pdksh        Public domain Korn shell.
pilot        Filesystem browser.
PS1=”Please enter a command”        Set Bash level 1 response.
PS2=”I need more information”        Set Bash level 2 response.
rcs        Recision Control system. Change RCS file attributes.
sash        Standalone shell with built in commands.
screen        Screen manager with VT100 terminal emulation.
sleep        Ex: “sleep 2” – wait 2 seconds.
tcsh        C shell with filename completion and command line editing.
unalias        Ex: “unalias dir” – Effect: Removes the alias dir.
units        Unit conversion program.

* set – Ex: set t=/temp
* unset – Ex: unset t
* echo – Ex: echo $t

zsh        The Z shell.
ttysnoop        A program that comes with some systems that lets the administrator to snoop on the user’s terminals.

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