Google's Chrome operating system might seem like a simple desktop operating system for people who want to get started quickly on Chrome and its app ecosystem, but there's more to it than meets the eye. Like Windows and Linux, Chrome OS also has a command line interface called Chrome Shell or Crosh. It allows you to perform various tests, debug problems, monitor different system settings and more on your Chromebook.
The good news is that it is not necessary to activate the developer mode to try it. So, if you want to tinker with your Chromebook, here are 27 fantastic Chrome OS commands to execute in Crosh:
Before starting to execute the commands, you'll need to start Crosh. To do it, awards simply Ctrl + Alt + T and Crosh should open in Chrome like any other tab.
1. Help : shows the general commands to be executed.
2. help_advanced : lists debug and advanced commands.
3. Help : check what a command does.
4. uptime : displays details on how long the system has been running and the number of users logged in as well as you.
5. set_time : allows you to set the time manually.
6. connectivity : check the connection status and more details (works on some devices).
7. inputcontrol : manually adjusts the touchpad and mouse controls (works on some devices).
8. Exit : exit Crosh.
1. top : Chrome OS task manager (show all processes).
2. battery_test : Check battery information and amount of battery consumed in seconds.
3. memory_test : performs available memory tests.
4. rollback : go back to the last Chrome OS update (run your device powerwash).
5. bt_console : executes the debug the Bluetooth console on the Chromebook.
1. ping www.beebom.com : works like in other operating systems to solve network problems.
2. network_diag : Performs network diagnostic tests and saves them as a text file.
3. tracepath www.beebom.com : trace the path / origin of the network.
4. p2p_update : Enable or disable the sharing of peer-to-peer updates.
5. Modem guide : configure a connected modem.
6. set_apn : set the APN to use cellular data (Chromebook with cellular connectivity).
7. set_cellular_ppp : set PPP username and password for cellular connection (Chromebook with cellular connectivity).
1. shell : more commands for developers (developer mode only).
2. rlz : enable or disable RLZ.
3. route : displays routing tables.
4. syslog : stores a message on syslog.
5. update_over_cellular : enable or disable updates when using cellular data (Chromebook with cellular connectivity).
6. upload_crashes : upload arrest reports abnormal in Chrome server crashes.
7. tpm_status : lists information on the status of the trusted platform module.
Are you ready to try some Chrome OS commands in Crosh?
Although you might find many other Chrome OS commands, it's important to note that with the new Chrome OS updates, Google has removed some commands and added some new ones. Therefore, we have only listed the commands that work with the latest version of Chrome OS. Also, we will continue to update this list, so you can come back later for more new commands. Until then, try these commands on your Chromebook and let us know what you hear. Audio disabled in the comments section below.