What are the essential Ubuntu commands?I have been asked this question several times by regular readers, and I have tried to avoid answering it.

Why? Don’t I know Ubuntu commands? Nope. That’s not the reason. It is because it is difficult to categorize them. What’s essential to me may not be essential to you. 

But I guess that applies to everything and every such list of recommended applications on our portal.

That’s why I finally gave in and created this list of basic yet essential Linux commands that should be helpful to you as a Ubuntu user. This is more focused on desktop Ubuntu users, but if you use Ubuntu as a server, they should also help you.