Unix Commands

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A modest proposal[edit]

To keep users on their toes, consider naming your network's machines after common Unix/Linux commands!

(Note: The level of confusion introduced obviously depends on the shell being used and Un*x flavor.)


  • cd
  • chmod
  • chgrp
  • df
  • diff
  • du
  • exit
  • export
  • file
  • find
  • fsck
  • ftp
  • fuser
  • grep
  • history
  • kill
  • less
  • locate
  • lp
  • lpr
  • ls
  • lsof
  • man
  • mail
  • mkfs
  • more
  • mount
  • mv
  • nano
  • netstat
  • pine
  • ping
  • ps
  • pwd
  • rm
  • rm-rf (Great for newbies.)
  • rmdir
  • route
  • set
  • source
  • ssh
  • su
  • telnet
  • top
  • traceroute
  • umount
  • vi
  • which