Internal vs External Linux Shell Commands

Posted by linuxer on Jun 10, 2024 2:48 AM EDT; By Lubos Rendek
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Linux commands are an essential part of managing and operating Linux systems, providing users with the ability to perform a wide range of tasks from file manipulation to system monitoring. These commands can be categorized into two types: internal and external commands. Internal commands are built into the shell itself, enabling quick execution without the need for external binaries. In contrast, external commands are separate executable files located in the system’s file hierarchy.

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