/sbin Directory: Explained

Contains system binary executables

The /sbin directory (short for "system binary") on a Linux system contains system binary executables that are used for system maintenance and configuration. These executables are typically only used by the system itself, and they are usually required to perform tasks such as managing system services, managing the system's hardware, and configuring the system.

Some examples of important files in the /sbin directory include:

Note that this is just a small sampling of the commands in this directory. See this list for an overview of the most important commands not only in /sbin, but also in /bin.