Standard Utilities

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The following is a curated list of standard utilities that are commonly used when working in the terminal of a UNIX-like operating system. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Have another utility that is not listed here? Please feel free to make a contribution. See a mistake? Please open an issue and we will get to it as soon as possible.

Nearly every utility in this book will have man pages that can be accessed using man. The man pages are frequently the best place to read about a utility and its various options.

Diagnostic and Directory

Creating, deleting, and peeking at files

Find, count, sort, and manipulate text

Networking & other