list of built-in tools

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Sat Sep 30 05:48:57 UTC 2017

On Fri, 29 Sep 2017 22:17:27 +0200
Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:

> On Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:12:18 -0400, Ernie Luzar wrote:
> > Looking for a list or index of all the basic system utilities.
> > 
> > Like uniq, rev, tr and so on.
> > 
> > Are they documented someplace?
> Implicitely documented - "ls /usr/bin". ;-)

	Better ls /usr/share/man/man1

> On the web, there are several blog pages or texts on Github
> which explain how to use this kind of tools, but FreeBSD does
> not (as far as I'm aware of) contain a kind of list that covers
> text processing tools provided by the OS.

	This is one of the longest standing weaknesses of unix
documentation, there are no entry points. Somebody should make a simple
index page of all the commands with a one liner description and a man page
- bonus for splitting them by category.

	Now where did I put those tuits.

Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at>

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