List of FreeBSD commands (was: Re: (no subject))

cpghost cpghost at
Thu Mar 15 09:24:56 UTC 2007

On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 06:03:25AM +0000, neo neo wrote:
> i am new at FreeBSD .
> Where can i get FreeBSD commands list?

I assume that by 'command' you mean executable programs that are
part of the FreeBSD operating system, or programs that you add
later via packages or port...

1. Most commands are in /bin and /usr/bin.
2. Sysadmin (root) commands are in /sbin and /usr/sbin.
3. Commands that you add via the ports system usually end up
in /usr/local/bin and /usr/X11R6/bin

To get a list of a directory (folder in Windows-speak), just
call ls (which is itself in /bin; /bin/ls):

% ls /usr/bin

(or "ls /usr/bin | more" if the list is too long for one screen)

Commands usually (but not always) have a manual page avaiable, e.g.:

% man ls

Oh, and btw, welcome to FreeBSD. :-)

> thankz .


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