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Command Description Package

acpid

Advanced Configuration and Power Interface event daemon

acpid

amd

automatically mount file systems

am-utils

amq

automounter query tool

am-utils

automount2amd

converts old Sun automount maps to Amd maps

am-utils

expn

recursively expand mail aliases

am-utils

fixmount

fix remote mount entries

am-utils

fsinfo

co-ordinate site-wide filesystem information

am-utils

hlfsd

home-link file system daemon

am-utils

pawd

print automounter working directory

am-utils

apmd

Advanced Power Management (APM) daemon

apmd

apm

interface with the APM subsystem

apmd

apmsleep

go into suspend or standby mode and wake-up later

apmd

atd

run jobs queued for later execution

at

atq

queue, examine or delete jobs for later execu tion

at

at

queue, examine or delete jobs for later execu tion

at

at

queue, examine or delete jobs for later execution

at

atrm

queue, examine or delete jobs for later execu tion

at

atrun

run jobs queued for later execution

at

batch

queue, examine or delete jobs for later execu tion

at

auditctl

a utility to assist controlling the kernel's audit system

audit

auditd

The Linux audit daemon

audit

aureport

a tool that produces summary reports of audit daemon logs

audit

ausearch

a tool to query audit daemon logs

audit

autrace

a program similar to strace

audit

automount

configure mount points for autofs

autofs

lwresd

lightweight resolver daemon

bind

named

Internet domain name server

bind

rndc

name server control utility

bind

zone2ldap

Load BIND 9 Zone files into LDAP Directory

bind-sdb

bootparamd

boot parameter server

bootparamd

brltty

refreshable braille display driver for Linux/Unix

brltty

accept

accept/reject jobs sent to a destination

cups

backend

cups backend transmission interfaces

cups

cupsaccept

accept/reject jobs sent to a destination

cups

cupsaddsmb

export printers to samba for windows clients

cups

cupsd

common unix printing system daemon

cups

cupsdisable

stop/start printers and classes

cups

cupsenable

stop/start printers and classes

cups

cupsreject

accept/reject jobs sent to a destination

cups

cupstestppd

test conformance of ppd files

cups

disable

stop/start printers and classes

cups

filter

cups file conversion filter interfaces

cups

lpadmin

configure cups printers and classes

cups

lpinfo

show available devices or drivers

cups

lpmove

move a job to a new destination

cups

lpoptions

display or set printer options and defaults

cups

lppasswd

add, change, or delete digest passwords

cups

reject

accept/reject jobs sent to a destination

cups

dhcpd

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Server

dhcp

dhcrelay

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Relay Agent

dhcp

omshell

OMAPI Command Shell

dhcp

dhcp6r

DHCPv6 relay agent

dhcpv6

dhcp6s

DHCPv6 server daemon

dhcpv6

distcache

Distributed session caching

distcache

sslswamp

SSL/TLS load-tester based on OpenSSL

distcache

esdcat

The Enlightened Sound Daemon

esound

esdctl

The Enlightened Sound Daemon

esound

esddsp

attempt to reroute audio device to esd

esound

esdfilt

The Enlightened Sound Daemon

esound

esdloop

The Enlightened Sound Daemon

esound

esdmon

The Enlightened Sound Daemon

esound

esdplay

attempt to reroute audio device to esd

esound

esdrec

The Enlightened Sound Daemon

esound

esdsample

The Enlightened Sound Daemon

esound

esd

The Enlightened Sound Daemon

esound

fingerd

remote user information server

finger-server

radclient

send packets to a RADIUS server, show reply

freeradius

radeapclient

send EAP packets to a RADIUS server, calculate responses

freeradius

radiusd

Authentication, Authorization and Accounting server

freeradius

radlast

show last info from the radwtmp file

freeradius

radrelay

replicate accounting data to another RADIUS server

freeradius

radtest

send packets to a RADIUS server, show reply

freeradius

radwatch

wrapper for radiusd

freeradius

radwho

show online users

freeradius

radzap

remove rogue entries from the active sessions database

freeradius

gkrellmd

The GNU Krell Monitors Server

gkrellm-daemon

gpm

a cut and paste utility and mouse server for virtual consoles

gpm

mev

a program to report mouse events

gpm

ab

Apache HTTP server benchmarking tool

httpd

apachectl

Apache HTTP Server Control Interface

httpd

htdigest

manage user files for digest authentication

httpd

htpasswd

Manage user files for basic authentication

httpd

httpd

Apache Hypertext Transfer Protocol Server

httpd

logresolve

Resolve IP-addresses to hostnames in Apache log files

httpd

rotatelogs

Piped logging program to rotate Apache logs

httpd

suexec

Switch user before executing external programs

httpd

inews

Post a Usenet article to the local news server

inews

actsyncd

run actsync to synchronize newsgroups

inn

actsync

synchronize newsgroups

inn

archive

Usenet article archiver

inn

batcher

article-batching backend for InterNetNews

inn

buffchan

buffered file-writing backend for InterNetNews

inn

ckpasswd

nnrpd password authenticator

inn

cnfsheadconf

set CNFS header

inn

cnfsstat

show usage of cycbuffs

inn

controlchan

channel-fed control message handler

inn

convdate

Convert time/date strings and numbers

inn

ctlinnd

control the InterNetNews daemon

inn

cvtbatch

convert Usenet batch file to INN format

inn

domain

nnrpd domain resolver

inn

expireover

Expire entries from the news overview database

inn

expirerm

remove articles that have been expired

inn

expire

Usenet article and history expiration program

inn

fastrm

Quickly remove a list of files

inn

filechan

file-writing backend for InterNetNews

inn

getlist

get a list from an NNTP server

inn

grephistory

Query the INN history database

inn

inncheck

check inn configuration and database files

inn

innconfval

Get configuration parameters from inn.conf

inn

inndf

Report free disk, inodes, and overview information

inn

innd

InterNetNews daemon

inn

inndstart

Start innd

inn

innfeed

multi-host, multi-connection, streaming NNTP feeder

inn

innmail

Simple mail-sending program

inn

innreport

summarize INN log files

inn

innstat

print snapshot of INN system

inn

innupgrade

Upgrade INN configuration files

inn

innwatch

monitor innd

inn

innxbatch

send xbatched Usenet articles to a remote NNTP server

inn

innxmit

send Usenet articles to a remote NNTP server

inn

mailpost

feed an email message into a news group

inn

makedbz

rebuild dbz files

inn

makehistory

Initialize or rebuild INN history database

inn

news2mail

a channel script to gateway news into email

inn

ninpaths

Report Usenet Path statistics (new inpaths)

inn

nnrpd

NNTP server for reader clients

inn

nntpget

get Usenet articles from a remote NNTP server

inn

nntpsend

send Usenet articles to remote site

inn

overchan

update the news overview database

inn

pgpverify

Cryptographically verify Usenet control messages

inn

prunehistory

remove tokens from Usenet history file

inn

pullnews

a perl script for pulling news from one news machine and feeding it to another

inn

radius

nnrpd RADIUS password authenticator

inn

rnews

receive news from a UUCP connection

inn

scanlogs

summarize INN log files

inn

sendinpaths

Send Usenet Path statistics via e-mail

inn

shlock

create lock files for use in shell scripts

inn

shrinkfile

shrink a file on a line boundary

inn

simpleftp

Rudimentary FTP client

inn

sm

Command-line interface to the INN storage manager

inn

startinnfeed

setuid root program to start innfeed

inn

writelog

add a entry to an INN log file

inn

arping

send ARP REQUEST to a neighbour host

iputils

clockdiff

measure clock difference between hosts

iputils

ping

send ICMP ECHO_REQUEST to network hosts

iputils

rdisc

network router discovery daemon

iputils

tracepath

traces path to a network host discovering MTU along this path

iputils

atmaddr

list and maintain local ATM addresses

linux-atm

atmarp

administer classical IP over ATM connections

linux-atm

atmarpd

ATMARP demon

linux-atm

atmdiag

show ATM device driver diagnostics

linux-atm

atmdump

capture or generate ATM cells

linux-atm

atmloop

get/set loopback mode of ATM interfaces

linux-atm

atmsigd

ATM signaling demon

linux-atm

atmtcp

set up ATM over TCP connections

linux-atm

br2684ctl

RFC1483/2684 Bridge Daemon

linux-atm

bus

ATM LAN Emulation service demons

linux-atm

esi

get or set the end system identifier (ESI)

linux-atm

ilmid

Integrated Local Management Interface Daemon

linux-atm

lecs

ATM LAN Emulation service demons

linux-atm

les

ATM LAN Emulation service demons

linux-atm

mpcd

ATM MPOA (Multi-Protocol Over ATM) client daemon

linux-atm

zeppelin

ATM LAN Emulation client demon (LED) Zeppelin

linux-atm

cert2ldap

import a certificate into an LDAP server

mod_authz_ldap

certfind

find an entry based on a certificate

mod_authz_ldap

achfile

change type and/or creator of Apple Macintosh files (netatalk format)

netatalk

aecho

send AppleTalk Echo Protocol packets to network hosts

netatalk

afile

display type and creator of Apple Macintosh files (netatalk format)

netatalk

afpd

AppleTalk Filing Protocol daemon

netatalk

afppasswd

netatalk password maintenance utility

netatalk

atalkd

AppleTalk RTMP, NBP, ZIP, and AEP manager

netatalk

getzones

list AppleTalk zone names

netatalk

hqx2bin

Mac intosh file format transformer

netatalk

macbinary

Mac intosh file format transformer

netatalk

megatron

Mac intosh file format transformer

netatalk

nbplkup

access NBP database

netatalk

nbprgstr

access NBP database

netatalk

nbpunrgstr

access NBP database

netatalk

pap

client interface to remote printers using Printer Access Protocol

netatalk

papd

AppleTalk print server daemon

netatalk

papstatus

get the status of an AppleTalk-connected printer

netatalk

psf

PostScript filter

netatalk

psorder

PostScript pageorder filter

netatalk

single2bin

Mac intosh file format transformer

netatalk

timelord

Macintosh time server daemon

netatalk

timeout

Send a signal to a program after a certain time

netatalk

unbin

Mac intosh file format transformer

netatalk

unhex

Mac intosh file format transformer

netatalk

uniconv

convert Netatalk volume encoding

netatalk

unsingle

Mac intosh file format transformer

netatalk

netdump

send oops data and memory dumps over the network

netdump

snmpd

daemon to respond to SNMP request packets

net-snmp

snmptrapd

Receive and log SNMP trap messages

net-snmp

exportfs

maintain list of NFS exported file systems

nfs-utils

nfsstat

print NFS statistics

nfs-utils

nhfsgraph

Run nhfsstone over multiple loads

nfs-utils

nhfsnums

Convert nhfsrun output to

nfs-utils

nhfsrun

Run nhfsstone over multiple loads

nfs-utils

nhfsstone

Network File System benchmark program

nfs-utils

showmount

show mount information for an NFS server

nfs-utils

ntpdate

set the date and time via NTP

ntp

ntpdc

special NTP query program

ntp

ntpd

Network Time Protocol (NTP) daemon

ntp

ntpd

Network Time Protocol (NTP) daemon page. After a suitable period of mourning, the ntpdate program is to be retired from this distribution

ntp

ntpq

standard NTP query program

ntp

ntpstat

show network time synchronisation status

ntp

ntptime

read kernel time variables

ntp

ntptrace

trace a chain of NTP servers back to the primary source

ntp

tickadj

set time-related kernel variables

ntp

slapadd

Add entries to a SLAPD database

openldap-servers

slapcat

SLAPD database to LDIF utility

openldap-servers

slapdn

Check a list of string-represented DNs based on schema syntax

openldap-servers

slapd

Stand-alone LDAP Daemon

openldap-servers

slapindex

SLAPD index to LDIF utility

openldap-servers

slappasswd

OpenLDAP password utility

openldap-servers

slaptest

Check the suitability of the slapd.conf file

openldap-servers

slurpd

Standalone LDAP Update Replication Daemon

openldap-servers

sshd

OpenSSH SSH daemon

openssh-server

ipsec

invoke IPsec utilities

openswan

cardctl

PCMCIA card control utility

pcmcia-cs

cardmgr

PCMCIA device manager

pcmcia-cs

portmap

DARPA port to RPC program number mapper

portmap

anvil

Postfix session count and request rate control

postfix

bounce

Postfix message bounce or defer daemon

postfix

cleanup

canonicalize and enqueue Postfix message

postfix

discard

Postfix discard mail delivery agent

postfix

flush

Postfix fast flush server

postfix

lmtp

Postfix local delivery via LMTP

postfix

master

Postfix master process

postfix

oqmgr

old Postfix queue manager

postfix

pickup

Postfix local mail pickup

postfix

pipe

Postfix delivery to external command

postfix

postalias

Postfix alias database maintenance

postfix

postcat

show Postfix queue file contents

postfix

postconf

Postfix configuration utility

postfix

postdrop

Postfix mail posting utility

postfix

postfix

Postfix control program

postfix

postkick

kick a Postfix service

postfix

postlock

lock mail folder and execute command

postfix

postlog

Postfix-compatible logging utility

postfix

postmap

Postfix lookup table management

postfix

postqueue

Postfix queue control

postfix

postsuper

Postfix superintendent

postfix

proxymap

Postfix lookup table proxy server

postfix

qmgr

Postfix queue manager

postfix

qmqpd

Postfix QMQP server

postfix

qshape

Print Postfix queue domain and age distribution

postfix

scache

Postfix shared connection cache server

postfix

showq

list the Postfix mail queue

postfix

smtpd

Postfix SMTP server

postfix

smtp

Postfix SMTP client

postfix

spawn

Postfix external command spawner

postfix

tlsmgr

Postfix TLS session cache and PRNG manager

postfix

virtual

Postfix virtual domain mail delivery agent

postfix

chat

Automated conversational script with a modem

ppp

pppd

Point-to-Point Protocol Daemon

ppp

pppdump

convert PPP record file to readable format

ppp

pppstats

print PPP statistics

ppp

privoxy

Privacy Enhancing Proxy

privoxy

formail

mail (re)formatter

procmail

lockfile

conditional semaphore-file creator

procmail

procmail

autonomous mail processor

procmail

bgpd

a BGPv4, BGPv4+, BGPv4- routing engine for use with Quagga rout ing software

quagga

isisd

an IS-IS routing engine for use with Quagga routing software

quagga

ospf6d

an OSPFv3 routing engine for use with Quagga routing software

quagga

ospfd

an OSPFv2 routing engine for use with Quagga routing software

quagga

ripd

a RIP routing engine for use with Quagga routing software

quagga

ripngd

a RIPNG routing engine for use with Quagga routing software

quagga

vtysh

a integrated shell for Quagga routing software

quagga

zebra

a routing manager for use with associated Quagga components

quagga

radvd

router advertisement daemon for IPv6

radvd

radvdump

dump router advertisements

radvd

rarpd

Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP) daemon

rarpd

pppoe

user-space PPPoE client

rp-pppoe

rexecd

remote execution server

rsh-server

rlogind

remote login server

rsh-server

rshd

remote shell server

rsh-server

rup

remote status display

rusers

rusers

who is logged in to machines on local network

rusers

rstatd

kernel statistics server

rusers-server

rwall

send a message to users logged on a host

rwall

ruptime

show host status of local machines

rwho

rwhod

system status server

rwho

rwho

who is logged in on local machines

rwho

nmbd

NetBIOS name server to provide NetBIOS over IP naming services to clients

samba

pdbedit

manage the SAM database (Database of Samba Users)

samba

smbcontrol

send messages to smbd, nmbd or winbindd processes

samba

smbd

server to provide SMB/CIFS services to clients

samba

smbstatus

report on current Samba connections

samba

tdbbackup

tool for backing up and for validating the integrity of samba .tdb files

samba

tdbdump

tool for printing the contents of a TDB file

samba

mailq

print the mail queue

sendmail

mailstats

display mail statistics

sendmail

makemap

create database maps for sendmail

sendmail

newaliases

rebuild the data base for the mail aliases file

sendmail

praliases

display system mail aliases

sendmail

rmail

handle remote mail received via uucp

sendmail

smrsh

restricted shell for sendmail

sendmail

squid

proxy caching server

squid

klogd

Kernel Log Daemon

sysklogd

sysklogd

Linux system logging utilities

sysklogd

talkd

remote user communication server

talk-server

tcpd

access control facility for internet services

tcp_wrappers

telnetd

DARPA TELNET protocol server

telnet-server

tftpd

IPv4 Trivial File Transfer Protocol server

tftp-server

vsftpd

Very Secure FTP Daemon

vsftpd

wvdialconf

build a configuration file for

wvdial

wvdial

PPP dialer with built-in intelligence

wvdial

xinetd

the extended Internet services daemon

xinetd

fslsfonts

list fonts served by X font server

xorg-x11-xfs

fstobdf

generate BDF font from X font server

xorg-x11-xfs

xfsinfo

X font server information utility

xorg-x11-xfs

xfs

X font server

xorg-x11-xfs

ypbind

NIS binding process

ypbind

makedbm

create or dump a ypserv database file

ypserv

mknetid

generate data for netid map

ypserv

pwupdate

updates passwd and shadow NIS map

ypserv

revnetgroup

generate reverse netgroup data

ypserv

yphelper

helper application for internal use

ypserv

ypinit

NIS database install and build program

ypserv

yppush

force propagation of changed NIS databases

ypserv

ypserv

NIS server

ypserv

ypxfr

transfer NIS database from remote server to local host

ypserv


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