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Linux in a Nutshell

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.

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lsattr [options] [files]

Print attributes of files on a Linux Second Extended File System. See also chattr.



List all files in specified directories.


List attributes of directories, not of contents.


List version of files.


List directories and their contents recursively.


List version of lsmod, then exit.

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