Linux is great, there are so many interesting things in it that one can get lost and one life is not enough to learn everything. In this article, however, we will show you the commands that we all know but never use – The most boring commands in Linux. Boring? Maybe. But at some point, someone found them interesting enough to create them, so…
01 – Boring command number one – The Cal command
Few people know this, but any Unix system comes with a built-in calendar. To access it, you can simply type:
# Start calendar calCode language: PHP (php)
Having a great date command, a calendar is something we may never think of using in Linux.
02 – Boring command number two, the YES command
All the command does is repeat the same string indefinitely. To stop it, you must use control + c
# Start Yes yes "lateweb.info is a great place to be"Code language: PHP (php)
Admit it, you may have never heard of the command yes, it has virtually no application in your life
03 – Third place goes to the Rev command
This command is for reversing any input (as its name suggests). When I say reverse, it means that if the input is “Lateweb.info,” the output will be “ofni.bewetaL” It’s pretty strange, I know.
# Start the rev command rev # End command control + cCode language: PHP (php)
And if by now you are getting interested in who would use this command and for what, we can reassure you that the command has its applications in life. So lets continue…
04 – The Look command
The look command can be useful if you need to come up with words that start with a string. In the example below, we look for words that start with the string “stupid”.
# Start command look stupid | head -11Code language: PHP (php)
You certainly don’t have to use this command, but here it is and you had forgotten about it 🙂
05 – The La command
la is just an alias of ls with just the -A option. And if you don’t type it by mistake on the keyboard, maybe you will never know about it.
# Run command laCode language: PHP (php)
In conclusion, we wasted your time watching commands that you will not use soon and you will forget them in five minutes, but I hope you laughed with us. 🙂