Ubuntu Cheat Sheet

With the Ubuntu 8.04 release a few days away, there comes a time when one needs an end-all reference to the system. The time is now, and if you're an Ubuntu user and liked the original cheat sheet, then do we have a surprise for you:

Ubuntu Cheat Sheet (image)

Click the preview above to download your PDF copy. This sheet is free to modify and redistribute for your own needs; we just ask that you keep the FOSSwire logo on the page. License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported.

If you haven't seen the previous sheet or would like one with more general Linux and Unix commands, see the original.

Translations:

As always, we're open to more translations and fixes. Enjoy!

Avatar for jacob Jacob Peddicord - http://jacob.peddicord.net/

Jacob is a web developer, student, and programmer from Ohio. He is a staff member at the Ubuntu Forums and is most likely a fanboy of the distribution. He loves to write in code and words, play video games, and rant about topics most would have abandoned long ago. Jacob uses GNOME and is never seen running stable software, much to the demise of his laptop.

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  1. Hezy (guest)

    # Posted on 22 April 2008 at 09:09 PM

    gedit - test editor (KDE)?

    I think the g stands for Gnome...

    <em>[ you caught that just after Chris did - oops! -jacob ]</em>



  2. # Posted on 22 April 2008 at 10:39 PM

    [...] Ahora que la nueva versión de Ubuntu está a la vuelta de la esquina, te puedes bajar la nueva hoja de referencia, cortesía de Fosswire. [...]



  3. # Posted on 22 April 2008 at 11:11 PM

    [...] Ahora que la nueva versión de Ubuntu está a la vuelta de la esquina, te puedes bajar la nueva hoja de referencia, cortesía de Fosswire. [...]



  4. # Posted on 22 April 2008 at 11:16 PM

    [...] FOSSwire! Ubuntu Cheat Sheet [...]



  5. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 12:55 AM

    [...] Fosswire ci viene incontro in tal senso fornendoci una cosiddetta cheat sheet, fondamentale sia per coloro i quali sono ancora alle prime armi, sia per gli utenti più smaliziati in quanto vi è inserita la sintassi di alcuni programmi specifici di Hardy Heron, come per esempio Uncomplicated Firewall ( ufw ). [...]



  6. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 01:01 AM

    [...] la inminente aparición de la nueva versión de Ubuntu, la gente de FOSSwire ha lanzado una hoja de referencia con los comandos más importantes que siempre tendría que estar [...]



  7. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 01:52 AM

    <strong>Ubuntu 速查表...</strong>

    曾经,FOSSwire 制作了一张 Unix/Linux 命令速查表,为 Unix/Linux 用户带来了方便。现在,他们又专门针对 Ubuntu 制作了一张速查表,其中包含权限、显示、系统服务、包管理、网络、防火墙、系统....



  8. Lucain (guest)

    # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 03:34 AM

    Iwould like to traslate this cheat sheet to spanish if you dont mind



  9. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 03:35 AM

    [...] about it here, or download it [...]



  10. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 05:54 AM

    [...] FOSSwire » Ubuntu Cheat Sheet - Command line cheat sheet for controlling common apps and utilities. [...]



  11. Arapajoe (guest)

    # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 07:53 AM

    I have translated it into Spanish. Thanks for the Sheet!!



  12. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 08:43 AM

    [...] vez más la terminal de linux, me ha parecido interesante esta hoja de referencia que he visto en Fosswire. Disfrutadla que mañana jueves viene la [...]



  13. Bill Goldberg (guest)

    # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 10:08 AM

    Thank for this, this sort of list always comes in handy.

    I converted it to text and added it to my blog.



  14. Bill Goldberg (guest)

    # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 10:18 AM

    oh, I couldn't keep the fosswire logo in the text document (since it's text) but I added credit to you guys at the bottom.



  15. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 01:22 PM

    [...] away, adventurous newcomers might want to keep FOSSwire&#8217;s printed and handy for reference. Ubuntu Cheat Sheet [...]



  16. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 01:36 PM

    [...] away, adventurous newcomers might want to keep FOSSwire&#8217;s printed and handy for reference. Ubuntu Cheat Sheet [...]



  17. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 01:48 PM

    [...] Fosswire Ariel M. [...]



  18. Alex (guest)

    # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 01:50 PM

    Nice cheat sheet; great work!



  19. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 02:58 PM

    [...] away, adventurous newcomers might want to keep FOSSwire&#8217;s printed and handy for reference. Ubuntu Cheat Sheet [...]



  20. pfos (guest)

    # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 03:07 PM

    Nice work. Thanks for the cheatsheet. :-)



  21. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 03:08 PM

    [...] Vejam este Data Sheet para Ubuntu [...]



  22. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 03:29 PM

    [...] Sacado de http://fosswire.com. [...]



  23. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 04:47 PM

    [...] Ubuntu cheat sheet [via] [...]



  24. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 05:23 PM

    [...] Get the Ubuntu Cheatsheet from FOSSWire. [...]



  25. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 05:29 PM

    [...] FOSSWire, the folks that brought us the original Terminal Commands Cheat Sheet, has created a new cheat sheet specifically for Ubuntu. Ubuntu has become the de facto &#8221;New Linux User&#8221; distribution and this cheat sheet to [...]



  26. Alan Pope (guest)

    # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 06:24 PM

    You should use "sudo -s" to get a root terminal, not "sudo su".

    I would also recommend not suggesting "dpkg" to install packages, but use "gdebi" instead as this will resolve dependancies in the same way apt does.



  27. Alan Pope (guest)

    # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 06:27 PM

    Oh, and if you're going to open a shell as another user, don't use "sudo su user" use "sudo su - user" to ensure the environment gets setup correctly.



  28. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 06:27 PM

    [...] via fosswire.com [...]



  29. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 06:39 PM

    [...] anticipation of the upcoming Ubuntu Hardy Heron release, FOSSwire has put together a cheat sheet for those that are new to Ubuntu - or even Linux in general. A nice, concise, organized list is always welcome! Tags: cheat sheet, [...]



  30. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 06:40 PM

    [...] FOSSwire - Ubuntu Cheat Sheet Very useful cheat sheet for Ubuntu Linux (tags: ubuntusoftware upgrades hacks cheatsheet linux) [...]



  31. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 08:38 PM

    [...] Podéis conseguirla en versión PDF en FOSSwire. [...]



  32. Nick Nolan (guest)

    # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 08:38 PM

    Nice. Please add url to page where you can download the newest/original into the sheet. When I lose the pdf, I can just download it again. Thanks.



  33. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 08:52 PM

    [...] En este link podremos encontrar una hoja de referencia para sistemas Ubuntu por cortesía de Fosswire. En esta hoja podremos encontrar comandos y atajos de teclado que nos pueden ir muy bien a todos [...]



  34. John Greeley (guest)

    # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 08:56 PM

    I have to say you guys have mastered the art of the cheat sheet. There is a high density of important information content but it is still easy to understand. I wish you wrote man pages. More please!



  35. ulmen (guest)

    # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 08:59 PM

    Russian translation: http://ulmencave.blogspot.com/2008/04/ubuntu-cheat-sheet.html

    Thank you!



  36. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 09:03 PM

    [...] Ubuntu Cheat Sheet [...]



  37. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 09:14 PM

    [...] que la transición se haga un poco más fácil, en FOSSwire han publicado una cheat sheet para tener siempre a mano esos comandos tan útiles y necesarios [...]



  38. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 09:20 PM

    [...] First of all I want to say it&#8217;s very cool of FOSSwire to have posted an Ubuntu &#8220;Cheat Sheet&#8221; listing a very easy-to-read rundown of terminal commands. [...]



  39. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 10:34 PM

    [...] | Fosswire Enlace | La chuleta de Ubuntu en [...]



  40. # Posted on 23 April 2008 at 10:52 PM

    [...] gente de FOSSwire ha creado una guía con los comandos básicos que todo el mundo debería saberse ya (a esta altura [...]



  41. # Posted on 24 April 2008 at 03:35 AM

    [...] - Ubuntu Cheat Sheet &#8220;&#8230; there comes a time when one needs an end-all reference to the system. The time is [...]



  42. # Posted on 24 April 2008 at 05:33 AM

    [...] FOSSwire » Ubuntu Cheat Sheet (tags: linux) 归类于: 未分类 &#8212; gabriellgm @ 9:30 am [...]



  43. # Posted on 24 April 2008 at 06:40 AM

    [...] Ubuntu Cheat Sheet (tags: cheatsheet) [...]



  44. noname (guest)

    # Posted on 24 April 2008 at 07:39 AM

    Baguslah kalau ada Ubuntu CS ni... Lagi senang newbie nak belajar dan mahir dengan Ubuntu/Linux. Terima kasih.



  45. # Posted on 24 April 2008 at 09:01 AM

    [...] hoja de referencia o CheatSheet de Ubuntu 8.04 ha sido creada por FOSSwire y está originalmente disponible en un PDF en inglés, aunque en Arapajoe nos la ofrecen totalmente [...]



  46. # Posted on 24 April 2008 at 10:11 AM

    [...] Obtenido de: FOSSwire [...]



  47. ZoRg Soft (guest)

    # Posted on 24 April 2008 at 10:26 AM

    In russian languige here: http://mydiary.net.ru/2008/04/24/ubuntu-shpargalka/



  48. # Posted on 24 April 2008 at 01:14 PM

    [...] Altri articoli interessanti (oltre a quelli già pubblicati sui miei &#8220;Articoli consigliati&#8221;): CNet News: Hardy Heron reflects Ubuntu Linux ambitions The Register: Ubuntu man Shuttleworth dissects Hardy Heron&#8217;s arrival Punto Informatico: Ubuntu 8.04, la sfida a Microsoft Vista LWN: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS server and desktop releases FOOSwire - Ubuntu Cheat Sheet [...]



  49. # Posted on 24 April 2008 at 04:41 PM

    [...] Ubuntu Cheat Sheet | Vía: FOSSwire &larr; Anterior | Inicio Comparte esta anotación [...]



  50. # Posted on 24 April 2008 at 06:23 PM

    [...] Cheat&nbsp;sheet Aqui esta la hoja con los comandos basicos para Ubuntu [...]



  51. # Posted on 24 April 2008 at 06:46 PM

    [...] más prácticos para Ubuntu, organizados además por categorías. Enlace directo en inglés: fosswire.com/2008/04/22/ubuntu-cheat-sheet/ Enlace en español: arapajoe.blogspot.com/2008/04/hoja-de-referencia-ubuntu.html&nbsp;sin [...]



  52. # Posted on 25 April 2008 at 08:29 PM

    [...] newcomers might want to keep FOSSwire&#8217;s cheat sheet printed and handy for reference. Ubuntu Cheat Sheet [...]



  53. # Posted on 25 April 2008 at 10:10 PM

    [...] aquí un sensacional post sobre sus orígenes y donde podrás entender la filosofía de Linux. Y aquí, una chuleta del terminal (en inglés) [...]



  54. # Posted on 25 April 2008 at 10:59 PM

    [...] http://fosswire.com/2008/04/22/ubuntu-cheat-sheet/ - With the Ubuntu 8.04 release a few days away, there comes a time when one needs an end-all reference to the system. [...]



  55. # Posted on 26 April 2008 at 04:55 PM

    [...] FOSSwire » Ubuntu Cheat Sheet (tags: ubuntu linux cheatsheet cheatsheets tips reference commands open-source bash blog opensource programming computers computing resource software daily downloads system technology free hacks firewall toread tutorials help howto interface unix useful web learning lifehacker lifehacks list) [...]



  56. # Posted on 26 April 2008 at 05:52 PM

    [...] newcomers might want to keep FOSSwire&#8217;s cheat sheet printed and handy for reference. Ubuntu Cheat Sheet [...]



  57. # Posted on 26 April 2008 at 07:42 PM

    [...] April 27, 2008 &middot; No Comments http://fosswire.com/2008/04/22/ubuntu-cheat-sheet/ [...]



  58. # Posted on 27 April 2008 at 04:05 PM

    [...] Ubuntu&nbsp;mini-cheatsheet Filed under: Linux &#8212; 0ddn1x @ 2008-04-27 16:05:48 +0000 http://fosswire.com/2008/04/22/ubuntu-cheat-sheet/ [...]



  59. # Posted on 27 April 2008 at 06:02 PM

    [...] Fosswire is a Ubuntu cheat sheet based in .pdf format.  Here is the link to the page where you can download and view the .pdf.  This is possible the best and [...]



  60. # Posted on 28 April 2008 at 03:41 PM

    [...] switching OSes is never without some confusion, which is why I wanted to point out the handy Ubuntu Cheat sheet that the good folks over at FOSSwire released earlier today. The sheet is a great at-a-glance [...]



  61. JP (guest)

    # Posted on 28 April 2008 at 08:46 PM

    You should use 'aptitude' instead of 'apt-get' for all but the autoremove one. aptitude automatically does autoremove, so you could even skip that one.

    Reason: http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-pkgtools.en.html#s-aptitude "... Note that aptitude is the preferred program for package management from console both for package installations and package or system upgrades."

    http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch-package.en.html "aptitude is now the preferred text front end for APT, the Advanced Package Tool. It remembers which packages you deliberately installed and which packages were pulled in through dependencies; the latter packages are automatically de-installed by aptitude when they are no longer needed by any deliberately installed packages. It has advanced package-filtering features but these can be difficult to configure."

    See also: http://www.pthree.org/2007/08/12/aptitude-vs-apt-get/



  62. # Posted on 29 April 2008 at 04:18 PM

    [...] Descarga: Hoja de referencia de UbuntuVía: Fosswire [...]



  63. # Posted on 30 April 2008 at 12:03 AM

    [...] Vía: Alejandrox, Arapajoe, FOSSwire [...]



  64. # Posted on 30 April 2008 at 05:51 AM

    [...] Ubuntu Cheat Sheet [...]



  65. # Posted on 02 May 2008 at 08:13 AM

    [...] Ubuntu 速查表为 PDF 格式,可从 FOSSwire [...]



  66. # Posted on 02 May 2008 at 10:29 AM

    [...] Aber auf für &#8220;Ubuntu&#8221; gibt es bei ihm eine Cheat Sheet. [...]



  67. papapep (guest)

    # Posted on 08 May 2008 at 12:31 AM

    Translated to Catalan (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CatalanTeam/Recursos?action=AttachFile&amp;do=get&amp;target=ubunturef_cat.pdf). Thanks a lot for such a great job!



  68. # Posted on 08 May 2008 at 01:38 AM

    [...] Ubuntu Chat Sheet .pdf [...]



  69. # Posted on 09 May 2008 at 11:49 PM

    [...] la página fosswire.com  publicaron una guía de referencia rápida de Ubuntu. Existen dos versiones  diferentes traducidas al español la traducción hecha por Moisés [...]



  70. # Posted on 12 May 2008 at 12:58 PM

    [...] ubuntu end-all reference,which includes access, display, service, package management, network, firewall and other commonly [...]



  71. # Posted on 16 May 2008 at 04:09 AM

    [...] Cheat Sheet from FOSS for Hardy&nbsp;Heron There is a neat cheat sheet out in PDF format from FOSS covering, among many others, the new Ubuntu Uncomplicated Firewall ufw, [...]



  72. # Posted on 16 May 2008 at 10:36 AM

    [...] Ubuntu-Cheatsheet mit den wichtigsten Administrations-Befehlen wie apt-get, sudo und so [...]



  73. Klaus Paiva (guest)

    # Posted on 16 May 2008 at 11:40 PM

    What about aptitude full-upgrade and safe-upgrade?

    []'s



  74. Nicolas (guest)

    # Posted on 19 May 2008 at 06:47 PM

    I have translated it into French: http://nicopensource.free.fr/index.php?post/2008/05/19/Aide-memoire-Ubuntu-en-francais



  75. # Posted on 27 May 2008 at 12:08 PM

    [...] http://fosswire.com/2008/04/22/ubuntu-cheat-sheet/ [...]



  76. # Posted on 29 May 2008 at 04:06 PM

    [...] han publicado una hoja de referencia con los comandos más utilizados en la distribución Linux Ubuntu. Mis agradecimientos a Arapajoe que la ha traducido al castellano. Se distribuye bajo la licencia [...]



  77. # Posted on 01 June 2008 at 06:03 PM

    [...] Comandos de consola. Listado. En doc.ubuntu.es. En Think Ubuntu. Referencia Fosswire. [...]



  78. Fast Edi (guest)

    # Posted on 04 June 2008 at 09:54 PM

    Here we go with the german translation of both, the "classic" sheet and the Ubuntu one: http://www.freiesoftwareog.org/downloads.html

    Greetings from a small german community.



  79. # Posted on 24 June 2008 at 10:02 AM

    [...] [...]



  80. # Posted on 25 June 2008 at 01:25 PM

    [...] Tags: cheat sheet, hoja de trucos, ubuntu Veo en el blog FOSSwire que han publicado una hoja de referencia para ubuntu. Esto es muy útil para los que llegan de otros sistemas Linux o Unix y necesitan saber de forma [...]



  81. # Posted on 30 June 2008 at 09:32 AM

    [...] Ubuntu 速查表为 PDF 格式,可从 FOSSwire [...]



  82. ubucrates (guest)

    # Posted on 08 July 2008 at 02:22 AM

    Great cheat sheet. It's much appreciated. http://ubucrates.blogspot.com/2008/07/fosswire-offers-cheat-sheet-to-ubuntu.html



  83. loulouke (guest)

    # Posted on 20 July 2008 at 09:27 AM

    Correct me if I'm wrong but it looks like there is an error in the "privileges" section (top, left-hand part of the sheet). The visual sudo commands for Gnome &amp; KDE are: gksu command &amp; kdesu command (instead of gksudo &amp; kdesudo)

    <em>[ They have the same effect by default in Ubuntu. I would have posted the shorter equivalents, but then people complain that those aren't right either. Oh well. -Jacob ]</em>



  84. # Posted on 22 July 2008 at 01:33 AM

    [...] Ubuntu Cheat Sheet here. &laquo; Sara Bareilles - Love Song [...]



  85. alojaweb (guest)

    # Posted on 01 August 2008 at 02:10 PM

    sudo -Thank you!



  86. # Posted on 06 August 2008 at 04:56 PM

    [...] Sacado de http://fosswire.com. [...]



  87. # Posted on 15 September 2008 at 10:07 PM

    [...] Updated for 8.04 [...]



  88. # Posted on 23 September 2008 at 09:33 PM

    [...] Έφτιαξα μια κάρτα αναφοράς των εντολών και των χαρακτηριστικών του Ubuntu βασισμένος στο αντίστοιχο cheatsheet του FOSSwire. [...]



  89. Eleftherios Kosmas (guest)

    # Posted on 23 September 2008 at 10:06 PM

    You can find a translation of the Ubuntu cheatsheet in Greek here: http://elkosmas.gr/2008/09/24/ubuntu_ref_card/



  90. Dale (guest)

    # Posted on 26 September 2008 at 05:11 AM

    I was looking for a nix cheatsheet this morning for one of our noobs. Found the nix sheet for him on this site, and thought it was awesome enough that I needed one, too. So I came back to FOSSwire and saw the Ubuntu cheatsheet -- and promptly printed and laminated them back-to-back. Thanks VERY much for an amazingly handy reference!



  91. # Posted on 02 October 2008 at 04:17 AM

    [...] Get Ubuntu Cheat Sheet here. [...]



  92. # Posted on 21 November 2008 at 05:02 AM

    [...] Ubuntu [...]



  93. # Posted on 07 December 2008 at 04:27 PM

    [...] Ubuntu [...]



  94. # Posted on 09 December 2008 at 09:48 PM

    [...] yourself a copy from FOSSwire. It&#8217;s also available in Spanish, Russian, Italian, French, German and [...]



  95. # Posted on 10 December 2008 at 03:34 AM

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  96. dkucic (guest)

    # Posted on 31 December 2008 at 06:19 PM

    Very nice work. In package management you could mention aptitude. I'm using it all the time these days and I find it superior to apt-get.

    Anyway great stuff thanks.



  97. # Posted on 15 February 2009 at 10:46 PM

    [...] FOSSwireさんのところから、Ubuntu Cheat Sheetを日本語化しました。Ubuntu/Debian特有のパッケージやコマンドもあるので、慣れないうちは手元に置いておくと便利だと思います。 [...]



  98. # Posted on 23 February 2009 at 11:57 AM

    [...] applications in Ubuntu for management priveleges, network, package mangement and more. Created by FOSSWire. This cheat sheet was posted on Monday, February 23rd, 2009 at 6:55 am and is filed under [...]



  99. Иннокентий (guest)

    # Posted on 01 April 2009 at 11:56 AM

    Тема старая конечно же, но прочитал с удовольствием :)



  100. Альберт (guest)

    # Posted on 01 April 2009 at 06:59 PM

    Мое мнение не хватает рисунков в статьях а так вроде хорошо читаемый текст.



  101. Богдан (guest)

    # Posted on 02 April 2009 at 10:43 PM

    Достаточно интересная и познавательная инфа



  102. WARLOCK (guest)

    # Posted on 24 April 2009 at 12:17 PM

    А кому от этого легче станет?



  103. пyпcя (guest)

    # Posted on 02 June 2009 at 01:02 AM

    Удачи вам! Я думаю у вас все получится :)



  104. recondite (guest)

    # Posted on 07 July 2009 at 03:57 PM

    Огромное спасибо за инфу



  105. hoar (guest)

    # Posted on 07 July 2009 at 08:22 PM

    Прочитал с интересом



  106. encodes (guest)

    # Posted on 10 August 2009 at 11:24 PM

    Классная статья - спасибо



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