I have completed steps to use Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) to quickly create and connect to an instance of Ubunutu Linux, and I have access to the Linux command shell. What commands can I use to manage my instance?

Note: Because there are several Linux distributions, these articles focus on managing an Amazon EC2 instance of Ubuntu as described in the article How can I use AWS to quickly create and connect to an Amazon EC2 Linux instance?

The following articles discuss the most common Linux commands:

To get more information about a Linux command, use one of the following commands followed by the name of the command that you want to find additional information about:

      info <cmd> – displays general information about the command

      man <cmd> – displays detailed information about the command

To display the arguments for a particular command, type the following:

      <cmd> --help – displays arguments for the command

See the links in the Related Information section for html formatted contents of the man (manual) files for Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10.

Linux, command shell, bash

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