[manual index]

Plan 9 from Bell Labs - Section 1 - Commands


0intro - introduction to Plan 9
intro
2a - assemblers
0a, 1a, 2a, 5a, 6a, 8a, ka, qa, va
2c - C compilers
0c, 1c, 2c, 5c, 6c, 8c, kc, qc, vc
2l - loaders
0l, 1l, 2l, 5l, 6l, 8l, kl, ql, vl
5e - user-mode ARM emulation
5e
abaco - browse the World-Wide Web
abaco
acid - debugger
acid, truss, trump
acme - interactive text windows
acme, win
alarm - ask for delayed note
alarm
ar - archive and library maintainer
ar
ascii - interpret ASCII, Unicode characters
ascii, unicode
audio - decode and encode audio files
mp3dec, mp3enc, oggdec, oggenc, flacdec, sundec, wavdec, pcmconv, mixfs
awk - pattern-directed scanning and processing language
awk
basename - strip file name affixes
basename
bc - arbitrary-precision arithmetic language
bc
bind - change name space
bind, mount, unmount
bitsyload - bitsy-specific utilities
bitsyload, light, pencal, keyboard, params, prompter
bullshit - assemble a stream of bullshit from words in a file
bullshit
bundle - collect files for distribution
bundle
cal - print calendar
cal
calendar - print upcoming events
calendar
cat - catenate files
cat, read
cb - C program beautifier
cb
chgrp - change file group
chgrp
chmod - change mode
chmod
cleanname - clean a path name
cleanname
cmp - compare two files
cmp
col - column alignment
col
colors - display color map
getmap, colors
comm - select or reject lines common to two sorted files
comm
con - remote login, execution, and XMODEM file transfer
con, telnet, rx, hayes, xms, xmr
cp - copy, move files
cp, fcp, mv
cpp - C language preprocessor
cpp
cpu - connection to CPU server
cpu
crop - frame, crop, and convert image
crop, iconv
date - date and time
date, clock
db - debugger
db
dc - desk calculator
dc
dd - convert and copy a file
dd
delkey - delete keys from factotum
delkey
deroff - remove formatting requests
deroff, delatex
derp - directory-examining recursive compare
derp
diff - differential file comparator
diff
doc2txt - extract printable text from Microsoft documents
doc2txt, doc2ps, wdoc2txt, xls2txt, olefs, mswordstrings, msexceltables
doctype - intuit command line for formatting a document
doctype
du - disk usage
du
echo - print arguments
echo
ecp - fast copy, handling errors
ecp
ed - text editor
ed
emacs - editor macros
emacs
eqn - typeset mathematics
eqn
expect - dialer scripting tools
at, drain, expect, pass
faces - mailbox interface
faces, seemail, vwhois
factor - factor a number, generate large primes
factor, primes
fedex - track shipments
fedex, ups, usps
file - determine file type
file
filter - filtering mail
filter, list, deliver, token, vf
fmt - simple text formatters
fmt, htmlfmt
fortune - sample lines from a file
fortune, theo, troll
fplot - plot elementary function
fplot
freq - print histogram of character frequencies
freq
fstype - determine file system type
fstype
galaxy - galactic n-body simulator
galaxy, mkgalaxy
grap - pic preprocessor for drawing graphs
grap
graph - draw a graph
graph
grep - search a file for a pattern
grep, g
gs - Aladdin Ghostscript (PostScript and PDF language interpreter)
gs
gview - interactive graph viewer
gview
gzip - compress and expand data
gzip, gunzip, bzip2, bunzip2, compress, uncompress, zip, unzip
hg - Mercurial source code management system
hg
hget - retrieve, post to a web page corresponding to a url
hget, hpost, webpaste, urlencode
history - print file names from the dump
history
hoc - interactive floating point language
hoc
hold - simple text editor
hold
htmlroff - HTML formatting and typesetting
htmlroff
idiff - interactive diff
idiff
io - access PC I/O registers
io
ircrc - internet relay chat client
ircrc
join - relational database operator
join
jpg - view and convert pictures
jpg, gif, png, tif, ppm, bmp, v210, yuv, ico, tga, tojpg, togeordi, togif, toppm, topng, totif, toico
kbmap - show a list of available keyboard maps and switch between them.
kbmap
kill - print commands to kill processes
kill, slay, broke, dontkill
ktrace - interpret kernel stack dumps
ktrace
leak - help find memory leaks
leak, kmem, umem
lens - interactive screen magnifier
lens
lex - generator of lexical analysis programs
lex
lock - run a command under lock
lock
look - find lines in a sorted list
look
lp - printer output
lp
ls - list contents of directory
ls, lc
mail - mail and mailboxes
mail, go.fishing
man - print or find pages of this manual
man, lookman, sig
marshal - formatting and sending mail
marshal
mc - multicolumn print
mc
mix - MIX assembler and emulator
mix
mk - maintain (make) related files
mk, membername
mkdir - make a directory
mkdir
mlmgr - unmoderated mailing lists
ml, mlmgr, mlowner
mothra - retrieve and display World-Wide Web files
mothra
mpc - extended precision arithmetic code generator
mpc
ms2html - convert between troff's ms macros and html
ms2html, html2ms
mtime - print file modification time
mtime
mug - convert an image to a face icon
mug
mus - MUS to MIDI converter
mus
nedmail - reading mail
nedmail
netstat - summarize network connections
netstat
news - print news items
news
newt - network news transport protocol (NNTP) client
newt
nietzsche - print out Nietzsche quote
nietzsche
nintendo - emulators
gb, gba, nes, snes
nm - name list (symbol table)
nm
ns - display name space
ns
p - paginate
p
page - view FAX, image, graphic, PostScript, PDF, and typesetter output files
page
paint - create image files by drawing with a mouse or other pointing device
paint
passwd - change or verify user password
passwd, netkey
patch - simple patch creation and tracking system
patch
pc - programmer's calculator
pc
pcc - APE C compiler driver
pcc
pic - troff and tex preprocessors for drawing pictures
pic, tpic
pipefile - attach filter to file in name space
pipefile
play - simple audio player
play
plot - graphics filter
plot
plumb - send message to plumber
plumb
pr - print file
pr
prof - display profiling data
prof, tprof, kprof
proof - troff output interpreter
proof
ps - process status
ps, psu, pstree
ps2pdf - convert between PostScript and PDF
ps2pdf, pdf2ps
pump - copy asynchronously via a large circular buffer
pump
pwd - working directory
pwd, pbd
python - an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language
python
qr - generate QR code
qr
ratrace - trace process system calls
ratrace
rc - command language
rc, cd, eval, exec, exit, flag, rfork, shift, wait, whatis, ., ~
rcpu - connection to CPU server
rcpu, rimport, rexport, rconnect
replica - client-server replica management
changes, pull, push, scan
resample - resample a picture
resample, resize
rio - window system
rio, label, window, wloc
rm - remove files
rm
rotate - rotate or mirror a picture
rotate
rwd - maintain remote working directory
rwd, conswdir
sam - screen editor with structural regular expressions
sam, B, sam.save, samterm
seconds - convert human-readable date (and time) to seconds since epoch
seconds
secstore - secstore commands
aescbc, ipso, secstore
sed - stream editor
sed
seg - access a named segment
seg
sega - emulator
md
seq - print sequences of numbers
seq
size - print size of executable files
size
sleep - suspend execution for an interval
sleep
sort - sort and/or merge files
sort
spell - find spelling errors
spell, sprog
spin - verification tool for models of concurrent systems
spin
split - split a file into pieces
split
spred - sprite editor
spred
src - find source code for executable
src, Bfn
ssam - stream interface to sam
ssam
stop - print commands to stop and start processes
stop, start
strings - extract printable strings
strings
strip - remove symbols from binary files
strip
sum - sum and count blocks in a file
sum, md5sum, sha1sum
syscall - test a system call
syscall
sysinfo - report information about, update the system
sysinfo, sysupdate
tail - deliver the last part of a file
tail
tap - follow the pipes of a process
tap
tar - archiver
tar, dircp
tbl - format tables for nroff or troff
tbl
tcs - translate character sets
tcs
tee - pipe fitting
tee
tel - look in phone book
tel, iwhois
test - set status according to condition
test
thesaurus - search online thesaurus
thesaurus
time - time a command
time
timepic - troff preprocessor for drawing timing diagrams
timepic
timmy - physics sandbox
timmy
tinyurl - shrink a URL
tinyurl
torrent - bittorrent client
torrent
touch - set modification date of a file
touch
tput - measure read throughput
tput
tr - translate characters
tr
trace - show (real-time) process behavior
trace
troff - text formatting and typesetting
troff, nroff, dpost
troff2html - convert troff output into HTML
troff2html
tweak - edit image files, subfont files, face files, etc.
tweak
uhtml - convert foreign character set HTML file to unicode
uhtml
uniq - report repeated lines in a file
uniq
units - conversion program
units
uptime - show how long the system has been running
uptime
vac - create, extract a vac archive on Venti
vac, unvac
venti - simple Venti clients
read, write, copy
vi - instruction simulators
5i, ki, vi, qi
vnc - remote frame buffer server and viewer for Virtual Network Computing (VNC)
vncs, vncv
vt - emulate a VT-100 or VT-220 terminal
vt
wc - word count
wc
weather - print weather report
weather
who - who is using the machine
who, whois
winwatch - monitor rio windows
winwatch
xargs - construct argument list and execute
xargs
xd - hex, octal, decimal, or ASCII dump
xd
yacc - yet another compiler-compiler
yacc
yesterday - print file names from the dump
yesterday, diffy