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27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh

27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh
27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh
27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh - PC - Like Windows and Linux, Chrome OS too features a command line interface dubbed Chrome Shell or Crosh.

Google’s Chrome OS might appear to be an easy computing device OS aimed at human beings trying to get going fast on Chrome and its atmosphere of apps however there’s greater than what meets the eye. Like Windows and Linux, Chrome OS too features a command line interface dubbed Chrome Shell or Crosh. It lets you run various tests, debug problems, monitor different system settings and more on your Chromebook.

The good news is, you don’t need to turn on developer mode to try it out. So, if you have been wanting to tinker with your Chromebook, here are 27 cool Chrome OS commands to run in Crosh:

Before you start executing commands, you’ll have to start up Crosh. To do it, simply press Ctrl+Alt+T and Crosh should open up in Chrome like any other tab.

27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh

Basic:

1. help: display general commands to execute.

27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh

  1. help_advanced: list debugging and advanced commands.
  2. help <command>: check what a command does.

27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh     4. uptime: displays details about how long the system has been running and the number of users logged in other          than you.                                                                                                                                                                                   27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh      5. set_time: lets you set time manually.                                                                                                                                              27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh    6. connectivity: check connection status and more details (works on some devices).

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   7. input control: adjust touchpad and mouse controls manually (works on some devices).

   8. exit: exit Crosh.

System:

  1. top: Chrome OS’ task manager (shows all processes).

27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh

  1. battery_test <seconds>: check battery info and how much battery is used up in seconds.

27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh

  1. memory_test: runs tests on available free memory.

27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh

  1. rollback: move back to the last Chrome OS update (will powerwash your device).
  2. bt_console: debug Bluetooth console on your Chromebook.                                                                                                       27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh

Network:

  1. ping www.Wikitechy.com: works like in other operating systems for network troubleshooting.                               27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh
  2. network_diag: runs network diagnostics tests and saves them as text file.

27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh

  1. tracepath www.wikitechy.com: trace the network path/source.

27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh

  1. p2p_update: enable or disable peer-to-peer update sharing.                                                                                              27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh
  2. modem help: configure a connected modem.                                                                                                                         27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh
  3. set_apn: set APN for cellular data usage (Chromebooks with cellular connectivity).
  4. set_cellular_ppp: set PPP username and password for cellular connection (Chromebooks with cellular connectivity).
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Developers:

  1. shell:more commands aimed at developers (Developer mode only).
  2. rlz: enable or disable RLZ.                                                                                                                                                    27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh

      3. route : display routing tables.                                                                                                                                                 27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh

  1. syslog<message> : store a message to syslog.
  2. update_over_cellular: enable or disable updates when using cellular data  (Chromebooks with cellular connectivity).
  3. upload_crashes: upload crash reports to the Chrome crash servers.
  4. tpm_status: lists information about Trusted Platform Module status.                                                                      27 Handy Chrome OS Commands to Run in Crosh

 

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Venkatesan Prabu

Venkatesan Prabu

Wikitechy Founder, Author, International Speaker, and Job Consultant. My role as the CEO of Wikitechy, I help businesses build their next generation digital platforms and help with their product innovation and growth strategy. I'm a frequent speaker at tech conferences and events.

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