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List all commands present on system

Terminal - List all commands present on system
ls ${PATH//:/ }
2012-04-26 19:45:52
User: Zulu
Functions: ls
List all commands present on system

List all commands present on system by folder.

PATH contains all command folder separated by ':'. With ${PATH//:/ }, we change ':' in space and create a list of folder for ls command.


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
compgen -c | sort -u > commands && less commands

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due to the amount of results it will return, it's not really useful.

alternative is (with auto-completion on) :


Comment by makidoko 212 weeks and 4 days ago

sorry my comment has been filtered.

so alternative is

Comment by makidoko 212 weeks and 4 days ago

It's why human invented filtering commands like grep...

Your reasoning is false because you can't redirect ((

Comment by Zulu 212 weeks and 3 days ago

yes, but what's the use of listing commands, and worst, of redirecting for filtering them. just to say "we did it"?

short version, long version.. it's useless.

Comment by makidoko 212 weeks and 3 days ago

Your point of view

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