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Kali Linux Terminal commands Cheat Sheet list PDF – User Guide for Kali OS

Kali Linux 2017.1

Kali Linux command list pdf download cheatsheat with examples. All basic commands to Advance or pro level.

A-Z Kali Linux Commands — Also Included Kali Command Line List PDF

This article will provide you the commands based on the level. There are so many type of coammnds in the Linux OS. So you can see the details below.

Introduction to Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a Debian based linux distro which is used in digital forensics & pen testing applications. It is made & updated periodically by Offensive security. The main developers of Kali Linux are Mati Aharoni, Devon Kearns and Raphaël Hertzog.

Why Kali Linux?

Kali Linux is a special linux distro made with the purpose of pentesters. You can install any linux distro & make it work like Kali, but don’t you think a already available product is there.

Kali Linux 2017.1
Kali Linux 2017.1

Most Popular Tools in Kali Linux

Kali Linux has released their 2017.3 version of it’s OS. There are more than 600 applications in the collection. The most popular ones are

  1. Nmap (port scanner)
  2. Wireshark (a packet analyzer),
  3. John the Ripper (a password cracker)
  4. Aircrack-ng (a software suite for penetration-testing wireless LANs),
  5. Burp suite and OWASP ZAP (both web application security scanners).

Kali Linux is very independent in terms of installation. You can install it in Hard Disk, live CD or live USB, or it can run within a virtual machine. Metasploit framework also supports Kali.

All Kali Linux Commands

There are mainly four types of commands in a Kali Linux OS.

  • File & directory commands
  • Process scheduling commands
  • Search commands
  • Disk commands

File & directory commands

 Commands  Description
 cd  change directory
 pwd  present working directory
 cp  copy one or more files from one directory to another
 clear clear terminal screen
 basename  Strip directory and suffix from filenames
 cat  Concatenate and print (display) the content of files
 cmp  Compare two files
 comm  Compare two sorted files line by line
 cp   Copy one or more files to another location
 csplit  Split a file into context-determined pieces
 cut  Divide a file into several parts
 dd  Convert and copy a file, write disk headers, boot records
 du  Estimate file space usage

Process scheduling commands

 Commands  Description
 fuser Identify/kill the process that is accessing a file
 kill   Stop a process from running
 killall  Kill processes by name
 pkill   Stop processes from running
 ps  Process status

Search commands

 Commands  Description
 egrep  Search files for lines that match an extended expression
 fgrep  Search files for lines that match a fixed string
 find  Search for files that meet a desired criteria
 grep  Search files for lines that match a given pattern

Disk commands

 Commands  Description
 ram  ram disk device
 sync  Synchronize data on disk with memory
 cfdisk  Partition table manipulator for Linux
 dd Convert and copy a file, write disk headers, boot records
 df  Display free disk space
 fdformat  Low-level format a floppy disk

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Vanshanu raj
Vanshanu Raj is Computer Science Graduate from College of Engineering Roorkee & a Diploma Holder from Government Polytechnic Dehradun. He Made this site to to aware people with Open Source Software & their uses.

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