Kernel commands

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Kernel Commands

Note, some of the following commands refer to kernel modules, which are dynamically loadable objects that the kernel uses for a variety of tasks, such as hardware drivers.

  • depmod - Create a module dependency list.
  • insmod - Install a module.
  • modinfo - Display information about a module.
  • lsmod - List installed modules.
  • modprobe - Load or list loadable modules.
  • rmmod - Remove specified module.
  • sysctl - Configure kernel parameters at runtime.
  • uname - Display system information.