A few days ago I made the GNU Coreutils Cheat Sheet. It had over 15,000 downloads in the first day and a lot of people suggested that I create more cheat sheets. So I did! I just created util-linux cheat sheet. Most of the utilities from util-linux are available on all Linux systems, so this cheat sheet provides a great overview of what you can do in Linux.

Here is the util-linux cheat sheet that lists all programs in the util-linux package:

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This cheat sheet is really useful if you're learning Linux and want to have a quick overview of all the available commands!

If you liked this Linux cheat sheet, take a look at other cheat sheets that I've created over the years. They include awk, ed, sed, perl, screen, bash, and many others.


September 07, 2012, 22:49

Any chance you could make one of these for FreeBSD? The commands are similar but not exactly the same (gpart instead of addpart) for example.

September 07, 2012, 22:57

Great idea! I can do that!

Gaurav Permalink
September 08, 2012, 05:05

Hi, peter

is there any doc or pdf which is related to explanation of all the inbuilt variables which display at the o/p of set command

September 08, 2012, 07:40

Cleaned up the ruling again


September 08, 2012, 08:32

imho it would be more useful if the cheat sheets were organized by topic (instead of alphabetical).


September 08, 2012, 18:18


Thanks for everything you do..

September 08, 2012, 19:22


This is a helpful document! Thanks for sharing.


k-mac Permalink
November 05, 2012, 11:55

very good post.

Drew Marold Permalink
July 18, 2013, 13:40

I've been using Linux for quite some time, and even I didn't know about all these. Just a quick skim through and I've already learned of some commands I didn't know about that are directly relevant to stuff I'm doing. Thanks for this & the other cheat sheets.

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