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Overview

The BeagleBone is a complete computer, that runs Linux operating systems. Here is a list of useful Linux commands.  Commands are entered using a Terminal, via an ssh connection, or from the debug serial port.

Useful Linux Commands

Linux command list

Additional Starter Linux Commands:

Action
Command (Angstrom)
Close, exit the computer
halt
shutdown -h now
poweroff
Reboot the computer
reboot
List Files (directory)
ls
Finding a file
find / -name 'prog*.c' 2> /dev/nul
Displaying file contents
cat filename
tail filename
head filename
more filename
Editing a file
nano filename
vim filename
Sending to a file
echo abcd > filename
echo abcd >> filename (appends to file)
Update, Upgrade software
opkg update (Angstrom)
opkg upgrade (Angstrom)
opkg apt-get package name
apt-get update (debian)
apt-get upgrade (debian)
apt-get install package name
Show time
date
Network information
ifconfig
More Linux Commands and tips