In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at some of the most useful Kali Linux commands. Kali is a versatile and powerful Linux distribution that is packed with security tools. Whether you’re new to Kali or an experienced user, these commands will help you get the most out of your system. So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best Kali Linux commands!

historyThis command is used to print the bash history of the current user.
freeIt gives information about the available RAM and the total used and available spaces of physical memory and swap memory with the buffer used by Kernal.
viIt is a screen editor used to edit the file.
sortIt sorts the content of a text file line by line.
moreIt is used to display output in the terminal, one page at a time.
lessIt is used to view the file instead of opening the file.
dateThis command is used to display the system date and time.
calIt will display a formatted calendar of the current month.
whoamiIt will print the active user ID.
pwdIt stands for “Print Working Directory” which prints the name of the working directory.
lsIt is used to list out all the hidden files of a directory with -an attribute.
usersIt will display the login names of the user currently logged in to the system.
uptimeIt will return you the time for which the system has been up.
unameIt prints information about the current system.
rmIt is used to delete files and directories.
mvThis command moves, or renames, files, and directories on your file system.
cpIt is used to copy files.
catIt is used to view contained files, concatenate files, and redirect output in terminal or files.
mkdirIt is used to create directories.
cdIt is used to change or switch the current working directory.


If you wanted to move the public zip file to a new folder accessible to download from the browser:
mv folder-name/

Then be able to navigate to that folder:
cd folder-name

Then if you wanted to remove the file so no one else can download it:

Listing Directory Content

ls -llong listing
ls -alist hidden files
ls -rlist in reverse name
ls -tlist new files first
ls -rtlist in reverse time (oldest first)

Linux users know that the command line is where the real power lies. And for those who use Kali Linux, there are all sorts of powerful commands just waiting to be used. I hope that this blog post was useful to find the Kali Linux commands that you needed to know.