Linux Command Directory
This directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition.
Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshelf.
sh [options] [file [arguments] ]
The standard Unix shell, a command interpreter into which all other commands are entered. On modern versions of Linux, this is just another name for the bash shell. For more information, see Chapter 6. For legacy Linux versions and other Unix flavors, be careful not to rely on sh and bash being equivalent.