Linux – information gathering (part 1)

2017-04-03 von admin

Sometimes you need a very fast overview over a current Linux system. In this case, the next commands can be very helpful.


With the following commands, you get information about the kernel.

Under Redhat you can use this command.


Find release information on Debian systems

and under Redhat systems use

Environmental Variables

In the following config files, you can read system wide environmental variables about the user’s shells.

In your home directory, environmental variables are set as well.

In the file „bashrc“ contains commands, aliases and functions from user’s bash.

This file is read and executed every time a login shell exits.

env is a shell command for Unix and Unix-like operating systems. The command „env“ is used to print a list of environment variables.

The command „set“ shows the system variables with the corresponding contents.


Print all processes with the owner’s user name.

The command „top“ display Linux processes.


The following commands list all installed applications.

Job Scheduler

Lists all jobs form the current user’s scheduler.

This command gives a detailed view for all defined jobs.

Previous parts

Linux – information gathering (part 1)

Linux – information gathering (part 2)

Linux – information gathering (part 3)


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