List of Linux acronyms and abbreviations

A week ago one of my friend (existing company colleague) asking some acronyms and abbreviations for interview purpose based on that i have prepared this article to help anyone quires.






  • yum : Yellowdog Updater, Modified
  • rpm : Red Hat Package Manager
  • scp : Secure Copy Protocol
  • tar : tape archive
  • ssh : Secure Shell
  • SAR : System Activity Report
  • rsync : Remote Synchronizes
  • su : Switch User
  • Dig : domain information groper
  • GRUB : GRand Unified Bootloader
  • Grep : globally search a regular expression and print
  • init : initialization
  • LILO : Linux Loader
  • SELINUX : Security Enhanced Linux
  • chown : Change Owner
  • chmod : Change Mode
  • chgrp : Change Group
  • pwd : Print working directory
  • cd : Change directory
  • ps : Process status
  • xargs : extended arguments
  • netstat : network statistics
  • SSL : Secure Sockets Layer
  • wc : Word Count
  • lsof : List Open Files.
  • DU : Disk Usage
  • LVM : Logic Volume Manger
  • FTP : File Transfer Protocol
  • SFTP : Secure File Transfer Protocol
  • LAMP : Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP
  • LAMPP : Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP and PERL
  • http : Hypertext Transfer Protocol
  • https : Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure
  • PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor
  • DNS : Domain Name Service or Domain Name System
  • FQDN : Fully qualified domain names
  • DE : Desktop Environment
  • GUI : Graphical User Interface
  • UI : User Interface

I have coverd most of the Linux Acronyms and Abbreviations, still we have searching new things to add future readers. If anybody found new things please update it on comment section, we will add it.

Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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