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Basic info about your distribution

cat /etc/os-release

What is my computer's ip address

hostname -I 


ip -s -c -h a

How to restart your network connection

sudo service network-manager restart

See which tasks and processes are running


Which linux kernel/version

uname -a

How much RAM memory is used

free -m

How to find out exact installation date of your Linux OS

sudo su
fs=$(df / | tail -1 | cut -f1 -d' ') && tune2fs -l $fs | grep created

See sources list your OS is using

cat /etc/apt/sources.list

Run an app as root

sudo caja

List all installed packages

dpkg --list

Update and/or delete an app

sudo apt-get upgrade firefox            <-- update an app
sudo apt-get remove “package-name”      <-- delete app
sudo apt-get purge “package-name”       <-- delete apps + settings
sudo apt-get autoremove                 <-- remove all dependencies you don't need
sudo apt autoclean && sudo apt autoremove

Enable firewall

sudo ufw enable

Disable firewall

sudo ufw disable  

Show your PC specifications

inxi -Frxzc0 

Output of a command to a text file\ fx

dpkg --list --> app_list.txt

Shortcut to shutdown/restart/suspend

Quick I need an txt editor

This key combination fires up, an editor in the terminal, instantaneously:


useful_commands.txt · Last modified: 2024/03/12 21:23 by