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Hey Im getting curious what is the top 10 most used commands you guys use in linux. The most used by me are: 1. cd 2. ls 3. emerge 4. ...
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    Most used Commands?


    Hey Im getting curious what is the top 10 most used commands you guys use in linux.

    The most used by me are:
    1. cd
    2. ls
    3. emerge
    4. nano
    5. find
    6. cat
    7. ifconfig|cowsay
    8. rm
    9. exit
    10. cowsay

    Well just enter the following command in you commandline and there you are:
    Code:
    history | awk '{print $2}'|sort |uniq -c |sort -n
    Or:

    Code:
    history | awk '{print $2}'|sort |uniq -c |sort -n|cowsay|more
    Last edited by RobinVossen; 09-13-2007 at 08:27 AM. Reason: corrected first command. ;)
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    Hi - Not trying to diss your thread but we've had this topic before. All the same, I mostly use:

    1. ls -al (sometimes ls -s)
    2. find / -name file_name -print
    3. htop (thanks to Vergil who suggested this to replace top)
    4. grep (increasingly useful for searching through logs)
    5. man utility_name (seems too obvious?)
    6. cp
    7. mv
    8. wget (I know it's a utility, but it was a lifesaver recently for helping me to upgrade my OS. It's so very useful)
    9. pushd & popd (useful for changing directories without... changing directories!)
    10. reboot -n (just recently I've needed to... Had a few DNS issues!)


    I've tried using the tracerc and lsof commands recently as lsof can be useful for seeing which files are in use on your system. I mentioned DNS problems: these haunt me and keep me up at night. Maybe I should just... let go of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingal View Post
    Hi - Not trying to diss your thread but we've had this topic before.
    Ah, well damn..

    Ive been here for about 2 weeks or less now.
    And I didnt saw any stickys with this topic.
    Since well Id like to know if there are powerful commands that I dont know yet or hardly.
    Well is the old topic still active?

    Oh, lets make this the new topic and put a link in the top of the old :P
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    Mine are boring :/
    1. ls
    2. ssh
    3. cd
    4. rm
    5. bash
    6. mv
    7. more
    8. vi
    9. telnet
    10. tar
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    Here's the old thread. I also like to know what commands other people are using: it can be useful!
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    For me it's probably:

    Code:
    cp
    mv
    ls
    cd
    vim
    exit
    rm
    mkdir
    rmdir
    shutdown
    pacman
    ...but certainly not in that particular order.

    Edit: oops, that's eleven commands. Oh well...
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    I dont use CLI. :joking:

    I executed first command posted by RobbinVossen.
    Output is ( last 10 lines )
    Code:
          5 cat
          5 mv
          9 htop
         11 man
         11 rm
         11 sudo
         40 vim
         66 ls
         82 cd
        104 exit
    Last edited by devils casper; 09-13-2007 at 12:26 PM.
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    Mine looks like this.
    cat
    mplayer
    nano
    revdep-rebuild
    rm
    df
    more
    locate
    emerge
    ls
    In that particular order, I recently had a MAJOR malfunction on Gentoo, which took me several days to get it functioning, that's why emerge and revdep are used a lot.
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    mime:
    ls
    cd
    find
    grep
    ssh
    ifconfig
    lsof
    man
    vi
    dpkg

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