List of Linux Acronyms and Their Details

About a week ago, I discussed with my friend some Linux topics.

At the time, he told me that he didn’t find a proper resources to find information about Linux command acronyms.

I did a little research, but I didn’t find what I wanted about this topic.

So I decided to write an article about it.

It may help others who are looking for it.

We have added a very small number of acronyms at this time.

But I can say with certainty, over the period of time, we will load a dozen of abbreviations.

So I urge you to stay on this page.

Also, if you would like to contribute to this article I would request you to update the information about acronyms in the comment section.

We are very happy to update this on your behalf.

Linux Package Manager Commands:

Command Description
yum Yellowdog Updater, Modified
dnf Dandified yum
rpm Red Hat Package Manager
apt Advanced Package Tool
dpkg Debian Package
YaST Yet another Setup Tool

Linux File Copy Commands:

Command Description
cp copy
scp Secure Copy
rsync Remote Sync
pssh Parallel Secure SHell
dsh Distributed Shell or Dancer’s Shell

Linux Disk Partition Commands:

Command Description
fdisk fixed disk or format disk
Parted PARTition and EDitor
cfdisk curses fdisk

Linux FileSystem Commands:

Command Description
fsck file system consistency check
UUID Universally Unique IDentifier of a partition
mkfs make filesystem
RAID Redundant Array of Independent Disks or Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks.
udev userspace /dev
ASM Automatic Storage Management
lvm Logic Volume Manger
  • tar : tape archive
  • ssh : Secure Shell
  • SAR : System Activity Report
  • 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
  • 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 Pre-processor
  • DNS : Domain Name Service or Domain Name System
  • FQDN : Fully qualified domain names
  • DE : Desktop Environment
  • GUI : Graphical User Interface
  • UI : User Interface

Magesh Maruthamuthu

Love to play with all Linux distribution

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