Bash Shell Commands
The following table is a list of bash shell commands.To see a list of linux commands, go to our linux commands page.
For those of you who are unsure how to use linux commands, we are writing a Linux Commands Tutorial explaining some of the basics.
The bash shell commands are all described on the same man page (man
bash). Click on the
to see the manual page for the bash shell. There is a lot of inforamtion
in the 'man bash', so you may need to search the page to find which command
TIP: To search the page in Internet Explorer 6 click Edit>Find (on this page), then type what you want in the 'find what' box. Use the 'find next' button to advance through the page.
Click on the command name or the to see a description of the command.
|Create an alias
|Exit from a loop
|Evaluate one of several scripts, depending on a given value
|Run a command - ignoring shell functions
|Resume the next iteration of a loop
|Declare variables and give them attributes
|Display list of remembered directories
|Enable and disable builtin shell commands
|Evaluate several commands/arguments
|Execute a command
|Exit the shell
|Set an environment variable
|Expand words, and execute commands
|Remember the full pathname of a name argument
|Conditionally perform a command
|Perform arithmetic on shell variables
|Exit a login shell
|Restore the previous value of the current directory
|Save and then change the current directory
|read a line from standard input
|Mark variables/functions as readonly
|Exit a shell function
|Manipulate shell variables and functions
|Shift positional parameters
|Run commands from a file `.'
|User and system times
|Describe a command
|Limit user resources
|Users file creation mask
|Remove an alias
|Remove variable or function names
|Execute commands (until error)