list all executables in your path

ls `echo $PATH | sed 's/:/ /g'`
If run in bash, this will display all executables that are in your current $PATH
Sample Output
ls `echo $PATH | sed 's/:/ /g'`
/bin:
bash                      dmesg          mount           sh.distrib
bunzip2                   dnsdomainname  mountpoint      sleep
bzcat                     dumpkeys       mt              stty
bzcmp                     echo           mt-gnu          su
...
mii-diag                               vpddecode
mkboot                                 vpnc
mkinitramfs                            vpnc-connect
mkinitramfs-kpkg                       vpnc-disconnect
mklost+found                           vsftpd
mksmbpasswd                            winbindd
mysqld                                 xresprobe
mysqlmanager                           zic

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By: archlich
2009-03-09 19:01:41

What Others Think

Useful for a quick and dirty list.
jandro · 501 weeks and 3 days ago
Interesting. I like it. If you don't care about where they are in your PATH, and don't need the list later, you could just use tab completion. <TAB> <TAB> It'll then ask if you want to "Display all ???? possibilites?" (About 6200, for me).
goodevilgenius · 501 weeks and 3 days ago
Ugh. Backticks. ls $(echo $PATH | sed 's/:/ /g')
atoponce · 501 weeks and 2 days ago

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