[CentOS] linux rescue - complete list of utilities and commands?

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 17:02:53 UTC 2008


On Wed, Nov 12, 2008 at 10:43 AM, Phil Schaffner
<Philip.R.Schaffner at nasa.gov> wrote:
>> Question: Is there a complete list somewhere, of which System
>> Utilities and Commands are available, if one boots into "linux
>> rescue"?
>
> If rescue mode manages to mount your installed system on /mnt/sysimage it
> automatically adds elements to the path including
> /mnt/sysimage/bin:/mnt/sysimage/usr/bin:/mnt/sysimage/usr/sbin:/mnt/sysimage/sbin:/mnt/sysimage/usr/X11R6/bin,
> so it depends on what you have installed.
>
> Typing <Tab><Tab> at the command prompt after skipping the mounting or
> removing the /mnt/sysimage elements of the PATH variable (e.g.
> PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin) shows 438 available commands for the 5.2
> DVD booted in rescue mode.  Won't try to include them all here.

Phil: Thank you for that information! I will boot "linux rescue" and
look at the list. 438 is a huge number, compared to the few mentioned
by upstream, in the  documentation. Lanny


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