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Command Description Package
lambda

structured text formatting and typesetting

tetex

lamboot

Start a LAM multicomputer

lam

lamclean

Attempt to clean entire LAM system

lam

lament

animates the Lament Configuration

xscreensaver

lamexec

Run non-MPI programs on LAM nodes

lam

lamgrow

Extend a LAM multicomputer

lam

lamshrink

Shrink a LAM multicomputer

lam

lamtrace

Unload LAM trace data

lam

laser

draws vaguely laser

xscreensaver

lastb

show listing of last logged in users

SysVinit

lastcomm

print out information about previously executed commands

psacct

lastlog

examine lastlog file

shadow-utils

last

show listing of last logged in users

SysVinit

latex

structured text formatting and typesetting

tetex-latex

lbxproxy

Low BandWidth X proxy

XFree86

ld86

Linker for as86(1)

dev86

ldapadd

LDAP modify entry and LDAP add entry tools

openldap-clients

ldapdelete

LDAP delete entry tool

openldap-clients

ldapmodify

LDAP modify entry and LDAP add entry tools

openldap-clients

ldapmodrdn

LDAP rename entry tool

openldap-clients

ldappasswd

change the password of an LDAP entry

openldap-clients

ldapsearch

LDAP search tool

openldap-clients

ldbmcat

LDBM to LDIF database format conversion utility

openldap12

ldconfig

configure dynamic linker run-time bindings

man-pages

ldd

print shared library dependencies

man-pages

ld

linux.so*

binutils

ld

Using LD, the GNU linker

binutils

leaftoppm

convert Interleaf image format to PPM image

netpbm-progs

less

opposite of more

less

lesskey

specify key bindings for less

less

let

bash built-in commands, see bash(1)

bash

lftp

Sophisticated file transfer program

lftp

libnetcfg

configure libnet

perl

libxrx

RX Netscape Navigator Plug-in

XFree86

lightning

draws fractal lightning bolts

xscreensaver

lilo

install boot loader

lilo

link

call the link function to create a link to a file

fileutils

links

lynx-like alternative character mode WWW browser

elinks

linuxdoc

LinuxDoc DTD SGML converter to other output format

linuxdoc-tools

lisa

draws animated full-loop lisajous figures

xscreensaver

lispmtopgm

convert a Lisp Machine bitmap file into pgm format

netpbm-progs

lissie

lissajous figure

xscreensaver

listres

list resources in widgets

XFree86-tools

lkbib

search bibliographic databases

groff

lmorph

morphing lines

xscreensaver

ln

make links between files

fileutils

lndir

create a shadow directory of symbolic links to another directory tree

XFree86

loaderinfo

report SCSI tape device info

mtx

loadkeys

load keyboard translation tables

kbd

loadunimap

load the kernel unicode-to-font mapping table

kbd

localedef

compile locale definition files

man-pages

locale

Get locale

man-pages

local

bash built-in commands, see bash(1)

bash

lockfile

conditional semaphore-file creator

procmail

logdump

dump a JFS formatted device's journal log

jfsutils

logfile

description of the mrtg-2 logfile format

mrtg

logger

make entries in the system log

util-linux

login

sign on

util-linux

logname

print user's login name

sh-utils

logout

bash built-in commands, see bash(1)

bash

logredo

replay a JFS formatted device's journal log

jfsutils

logresolve

resolve hostnames for IP-addresses in Apache logfiles

httpd

logrotate

rotates, compresses, and mails system logs

logrotate

logwatch

system log analyzer and reporter

logwatch

lookbib

search bibliographic databases

groff

look

display lines beginning with a given string

util-linux

loop

cellular automaton

xscreensaver

loopctrl

configure isdnloop ISDN driver

isdn4k-utils

losetup

set up and control loop devices

losetup

lpadmin

configure cups printers and classes

cups

lpbanner

text banner

LPRng

lpdomatic

Foomatic filter script for LPD, LPRng, and GNUlpr

foomatic

lpd

line printer daemon

LPRng

lpf

general printer filter

LPRng

lpinfo

show available devices or drivers

cups

lpmove

move a job to a new destination

cups

lpoptions

display or set printer options and defaults

cups

lppasswd

add, change, or delete digest passwords

cups

lrelease

generate Qt message files from Qt Linguist translation files

qt-devel

ls

list directory contents

fileutils

lsattr

list file attributes on a Linux second extended file system

e2fsprogs

lsdev

display information about installed hardware

procinfo

lsdiff

show which files are modified by a patch

patchutils

lslk

list local locks

lslk

lsmod

list loaded modules

modutils

lsof

list open files

lsof

lspci

list all PCI devices

pciutils

lspnp

list Plug and Play BIOS device nodes and resources

kernel-pcmcia-cs

lsraid

List and query Linux md devices

raidtools

lsusb

list all USB devices

usbutils

ltrace

A library call tracer

ltrace

luit

Locale and ISO 2022 support for Unicode terminals

XFree86

lupdate

update Qt Linguist translation files

qt-devel

lvchange

change attributes of a logical volume

lvm

lvcreate

create a logical volume in an existing volume group

lvm

lvdisplay

display attributes of a logical volume

lvm

lvextend

extend the size of a logical volume

lvm

lvmchange

change attributes of the logical volume manager

lvm

lvmdiskscan

scan for all disks / multiple devices / partitions available

lvm

lvmsadc

LVM system activity data collector

lvm

lvmsar

LVM system activity reporter

lvm

lvm

Linux Logical Volume Manager

lvm

lvreduce

reduce the size of a logical volume

lvm

lvremove

remove a logical volume

lvm

lvrename

rename a logical volume

lvm

lvscan

scan (all disks) for logical volumes

lvm

lwresd

lightweight resolver daemon

bind

lynx

a general purpose distributed information browser for the World Wide Web

lynx