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      Kali Linux commands cheat sheet

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      apropos : Search Help manual pages (man -k)
      apt-get : Search for and install software packages (Debian/Ubuntu)
      aptitude : Search for and install software packages (Debian/Ubuntu)
      aspell : Spell Checker
      awk : Find and Replace text, database sort/validate/index

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      basename : Strip directory and suffix from filenames
      bash : GNU Bourne-Again SHell
      bc : Arbitrary precision calculator language
      bg : Send to background
      break : Exit from a loop
      builtin : Run a shell builtin
      bzip2 : Compress or decompress named file(s)

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      cal : Display a calendar
      case : Conditionally perform a command
      cat : Concatenate and print (display) the content of files
      cd : Change Directory
      cfdisk : Partition table manipulator for Linux
      chgrp : Change group ownership
      chmod : Change access permissions
      chown : Change file owner and group
      chroot : Run a command with a different root directory
      chkconfig : System services (runlevel)
      cksum : Print CRC checksum and byte counts
      clear : Clear terminal screen
      cmp : Compare two files
      comm : Compare two sorted files line by line
      command : Run a command – ignoring shell functions •
      continue : Resume the next iteration of a loop •
      cp : Copy one or more files to another location
      cron : Daemon to execute scheduled commands
      crontab : Schedule a command to run at a later time
      csplit : Split a file into context-determined pieces
      cut : Divide a file into several parts

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      date : Display or change the date & time
      dc : Desk Calculator
      dd : Convert and copy a file, write disk headers, boot records
      ddrescue : Data recovery tool
      declare : Declare variables and give them attributes •
      df : Display free disk space
      diff : Display the differences between two files
      diff3 : Show differences among three files
      dig : DNS lookup
      dir : Briefly list directory contents
      dircolors : Colour setup for `ls’
      dirname : Convert a full pathname to just a path
      dirs : Display list of remembered directories
      dmesg : Print kernel & driver messages
      du : Estimate file space usage

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      echo : Display message on screen •
      egrep : Search file(s) for lines that match an extended expression
      eject : Eject removable media
      enable : Enable and disable builtin shell commands •
      env : Environment variables
      ethtool : Ethernet card settings
      eval : Evaluate several commands/arguments
      exec : Execute a command
      exit : Exit the shell
      expect : Automate arbitrary applications accessed over a terminal
      expand : Convert tabs to spaces
      export : Set an environment variable
      expr : Evaluate expressions

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      false : Do nothing, unsuccessfully
      fdformat : Low-level format a floppy disk
      fdisk : Partition table manipulator for Linux
      fg : Send job to foreground
      fgrep : Search file(s) for lines that match a fixed string
      file : Determine file type
      find : Search for files that meet a desired criteria
      fmt : Reformat paragraph text
      fold : Wrap text to fit a specified width.
      for : Expand words, and execute commands
      format : Format disks or tapes
      free : Display memory usage
      fsck : File system consistency check and repair
      ftp : File Transfer Protocol
      function : Define Function Macros
      fuser : Identify/kill the process that is accessing a file

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      gawk : Find and Replace text within file(s)
      getopts : Parse positional parameters
      grep : Search file(s) for lines that match a given pattern
      groupadd : Add a user security group
      groupdel : Delete a group
      groupmod : Modify a group
      groups : Print group names a user is in
      gzip : Compress or decompress named file(s)

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      hash : Remember the full pathname of a name argument
      head : Output the first part of file(s)
      help : Display help for a built-in command
      history : Command History
      hostname : Print or set system name

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      iconv : Convert the character set of a file
      id : Print user and group id’s
      if : Conditionally perform a command
      ifconfig : Configure a network interface
      ifdown : Stop a network interface
      ifup : Start a network interface up
      import : Capture an X server screen and save the image to file
      install : Copy files and set attributes

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      jobs : List active jobs
      join : Join lines on a common field

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      kill : Stop a process from running
      killall : Kill processes by name

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      less : Display output one screen at a time
      let : Perform arithmetic on shell variables
      ln : Create a symbolic link to a file
      local : Create variables
      locate : Find files
      logname : Print current login name
      logout : Exit a login shell
      look : Display lines beginning with a given string
      lpc : Line printer control program
      lpr : Off line print
      lprint : Print a file
      lprintd : Abort a print job
      lprintq : List the print queue
      lprm : Remove jobs from the print queue
      ls : List information about file(s)
      lsof : List open files

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      make : Recompile a group of programs
      man : Help manual
      mkdir : Create new folder(s)
      mkfifo : Make FIFOs (named pipes)
      mkisofs : Create an hybrid ISO9660/JOLIET/HFS filesystem
      mknod : Make block or character special files
      more : Display output one screen at a time
      mount : Mount a file system
      mtools : Manipulate MS-DOS files
      mtr : Network diagnostics (traceroute/ping)
      mv : Move or rename files or directories
      mmv : Mass Move and rename (files)

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      netstat : Networking information
      nice Set : the priority of a command or job
      nl Number : lines and write files
      nohup : Run a command immune to hangups
      notify-send : Send desktop notifications
      nslookup : Query Internet name servers interactively

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      open : Open a file in its default application
      op : Operator access

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      passwd : Modify a user password
      paste : Merge lines of files
      pathchk : Check file name portability
      ping : Test a network connection
      pkill : Stop processes from running
      popd : Restore the previous value of the current directory
      pr : Prepare files for printing
      printcap : Printer capability database
      printenv : Print environment variables
      printf : Format and print data •
      ps : Process status
      pushd : Save and then change the current directory
      pwd : Print Working Directory

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      quota : Display disk usage and limits
      quotacheck : Scan a file system for disk usage
      quotactl : Set disk quotas

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      ram : ram disk device
      rcp : Copy files between two machines
      read : Read a line from standard input
      readarray : Read from stdin into an array variable
      readonly : Mark variables/functions as readonly
      reboot : Reboot the system
      rename : Rename files
      renice : Alter priority of running processes
      remsync : Synchronize remote files via email
      return : Exit a shell function
      rev : Reverse lines of a file
      rm : Remove files
      rmdir : Remove folder(s)
      rsync : Remote file copy (Synchronize file trees)

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      screen : Multiplex terminal, run remote shells via ssh
      scp : Secure copy (remote file copy)
      sdiff : Merge two files interactively
      sed : Stream Editor
      select : Accept keyboard input
      seq : Print numeric sequences
      set: Manipulate shell variables and functions
      sftp : Secure File Transfer Program
      shift : Shift positional parameters
      shopt : Shell Options
      shutdown : Shutdown or restart linux
      sleep : Delay for a specified time
      slocate : Find files
      sort : Sort text files
      source : Run commands from a file `.’
      split : Split a file into fixed-size pieces
      ssh : Secure Shell client (remote login program)
      strace : Trace system calls and signals
      su : Substitute user identity
      sudo : Execute a command as another user
      sum : Print a checksum for a file
      suspend : Suspend execution of this shell
      symlink : Make a new name for a file
      sync : Synchronize data on disk with memory

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      tail : Output the last part of file
      tar : Tape ARchiver
      tee : Redirect output to multiple files
      test : Evaluate a conditional expression
      time : Measure Program running time
      times : User and system times
      touch : Change file timestamps
      top : List processes running on the system
      traceroute : Trace Route to Host
      trap : Run a command when a signal is set(bourne)
      tr : Translate, squeeze, and/or delete characters
      true : Do nothing, successfully
      tsort : Topological sort
      tty : Print filename of terminal on stdin
      type : Describe a command

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      ulimit : Limit user resources
      umask : Users file creation mask
      umount : Unmount a device
      unalias : Remove an alias
      uname : Print system information
      unexpand : Convert spaces to tabs
      uniq : Uniquify files
      units : Convert units from one scale to another
      unset : Remove variable or function names
      unshar : Unpack shell archive scripts
      until : Execute commands (until error)
      uptime : Show uptime
      useradd : Create new user account
      userdel : Delete a user account
      usermod : Modify user account
      users : List users currently logged in
      uuencode : Encode a binary file
      uudecode : Decode a file created by uuencode

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      v : Verbosely list directory contents (`ls -l -b’)
      vdir : Verbosely list directory contents (`ls -l -b’)
      vi : Text Editor
      vmstat : Report virtual memory statistics

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      wait : Wait for a process to complete
      watch : Execute/display a program periodically
      wc : Print byte, word, and line counts
      whereis : Search the user’s $path, man pages and source files for a program
      which : Search the user’s $path for a program file
      while : Execute commands
      who : Print all usernames currently logged in
      whoami : Print the current user id and name (`id -un’)
      wget : Retrieve web pages or files via HTTP, HTTPS or FTP
      write : Send a message to another user

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      xargs : Execute utility, passing constructed argument list(s)
      xdg-open : Open a file or URL in the user’s preferred application.

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