I want to start using the terminal more often, but I don't know what are the different commands available to me. Is there a way to list all the different commands that I can make use of?
If you are using bash, which is the default shell in all official Ubuntu flavors, run
This is a bit old, but can be still relevant
And information on using the Ubuntu terminal
the above page has more links at the end which will help you finding more commands for Ubuntu.
A list of command depends greatly on what you have installed, but there are cheats to list all commands. The following works on most bourne-like shells:
NB: Thanks to @Rmano. This method doesn't work with
A simple command:
This will list all commands in your
To store the result in a file you can redirect the output to a file.
Note that this will return an error if any directory names in your
Also you can use:
Another method is a double Tab click.
Another method using
Open a terminal window (GNOME terminal is OK, also a configured xTerm).
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Open terminal Ctrl + Alt + t and run this command:
This will list all commands and a simple description of each command.
If you want to save the list you can redirect the result into an output file
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so in easy words