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Common BSD Commands

This list comprises of very common BSD commands.

  1. jmarket
    BSD variants do not have as much command-line commands as Linux does, but it does have some very important ones.

    FreeBSD:

    pkg install package - Install package from remote repository

    pkg add package - Install local package

    pkg info - List installed packages

    pciconf - List PCI devices

    kldstat - List loaded kernel modules

    kldload / kldunload - Load/Unload kernel modules

    truss - Trace system calls

    Various BSD variants:

    w
    - shows you how long the server has been up, load averages, and who is logged in and what they are doing.

    finger - used to see what people are doing on remote servers without logging in

    ls - Lists all files in current directory

    ls -al - gives a more detailed listing of files including permissions

    ps -aux - shows all processes or jobs running on the server and their PID's or Process ID's (usefull when u need to kill a job)

    top - shows you which processes are using the most cpu time, and memory resources

    locate filename - Used to find files