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zgrep 'pattern' /var/logs/apache2/access.log* | awk '{print $7}' | sort -n | uniq -c | sort -rn
ls -lart|lolcat -a
2016-11-18 02:45:39
User: knoppix5
Functions: ls
3

(above is example of 'ls' command with reduced output speed)

cat matching_files.txt | xargs sed -i '' "s/require('global-module')/require('..\/some-folder\/relative-module')/"
whatinstalled() { which "$@" | xargs -r readlink -f | xargs -r dpkg -S ;}
whatinstalled () { local cmdpath=$(realpath -eP $(which -a $1 | grep -E "^/" | tail -n 1) 2>/dev/null) && [ -x "$cmdpath" ] && dpkg -S $cmdpath 2>/dev/null | grep -E ": $cmdpath\$" | cut -d ":" -f 1; }
2016-11-08 16:13:10
User: lordtoran
Functions: cut grep tail which
0

Put this one-line function somewhere in your shell init, re-login and try

whatinstalled <command>

This is an elaborate wrapper around "dpkg -S", with numerous safeguards. Symlinks and command aliases are resolved. If the searched command is not an existing executable file or was installed by some other means than dpkg/apt, nothing is printed to stdout, otherwise the package name.

grep -Hrn "text" .
for i in `pip list -o --format legacy|awk '{print $1}'` ; do pip install --upgrade $i; done
nmap -sP 192.168.1.0/24; arp-scan --localnet | grep "192.168.1.[0-9]* *ether"
2016-11-02 11:07:00
User: gnugr
Functions: grep
1

I just added the args [arp-scan --localnet] which works for Debian users, because the package 'arp' has name 'arp-scan', and it doesn't works with the argument 'arp'.

free && sync && echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches && free
grep -c ".*" filename
2016-10-26 22:32:23
User: zlemini
Functions: grep
2

Returns the number of lines in a file, emulates "wc -l" behavior with grep.

alias bman='man --html=x-www-browser'
2016-10-23 17:59:47
User: lordtoran
Functions: alias
Tags: man groff
2

An easy alias for opening a manpage, nicely HTML formatted, in your set internet browser.

If you get a "command exited with status 3" error you need to install groff.

xmlstarlet ed -u '//food[calories="650"]/calories' -v "999" simple.xml
id <username> | sed s/' '/'\n'/g | sed s/,/',\n '/g | sed s/'('/' ('/g | sed s/uid/' uid'/g | sed s/gid/' gid'/g | sed s/=/' = '/g
printf -vl "%${COLUMNS:-`tput cols 2>&-||echo 80`}s\n" && echo ${l// /-};
2016-09-25 10:37:20
User: AskApache
Functions: echo printf
4

Unlike other methods that use pipes and exec software like tr or sed or subshells, this is an extremely fast way to print a line and will always be able to detect the terminal width or else defaults to 80. It uses bash builtins for printf and echo and works with printf that supports the non-POSIX `-v` option to store result to var instead of printing to stdout.

Here it is in a function that lets you change the line character to use and the length with args, it also supports color escape sequences with the echo -e option.

function L() { local l=; builtin printf -vl "%${2:-${COLUMNS:-`tput cols 2>&-||echo 80`}}s\n" && echo -e "${l// /${1:-=}}"; }

With color:

L "`tput setaf 3`="

1. Use printf to store n space chars followed by a newline to an environment variable "l" where n is local environment variable from $COLUMNS if set, else it will use `tput cols` and if that fails it will default to 80.

2. If printf succeeds then echo `$l` that contains the chars, replacing all blank spaces with "-" (can be changed to anything you want).

From: http://www.askapache.com/linux/bash_profile-functions-advanced-shell.html http://www.askapache.com/linux/bash-power-prompt.html

aws cloudfront list-distributions | jq -r '.DistributionList | .Items | .[] | .Id + " " + .Aliases.Items[]'
2016-09-19 06:36:59
User: hendry
Tags: aws jq awscli
0

Looking up the id of a CF domain can be painful. Not anymore with this tip.

pip freeze --local | grep -v '^\-e' | cut -d = -f 1 | xargs -n1 pip install -U
find . -name '*.desktop' | sed s/[^/]*\.desktop$// | uniq -c | sort -g
2016-09-16 12:22:38
User: T4b
Functions: find sed sort uniq
2

In this case searches for where .desktop files are stored. The resulted is a sorted list of the top directories containing such files.

Xephyr -keybd ephyr,,,xkbmodel=evdev,xkblayout=it -listen tcp -ac -reset -output VGA1 :5
2016-09-12 15:59:07
User: hute37
Tags: X awesome Xephyr
0

# from xfce session to avoid keyboard shortcut clashing

# start xephyr in VGA1 monitor:

Xephyr -keybd ephyr,,,xkbmodel=evdev,xkblayout=it -listen tcp -ac -reset -output VGA1 :5

# then start an xterm locally

export DISPLAY=:5.0

xterm

# and remote ssh (no X fw needed if local tcp with access disablesd (-tcp -ac) => UNSECURE!!!

ssh remote-host

export DISPLAY=notebook:5.0

xrdb -merge ~/.Xresources

xterm -geometry 132x50-0+0

# start awesome

dbus-launch $(which awesome)

dex -a -e Awesome

for y in {1..10}; do for x in {1..10}; do echo -n "| $x*$y=$((y*x)) "; done; echo; done|column -t
2016-09-07 12:31:18
User: lpalgarvio
Functions: column echo
3

The multiplication table for math study

find . -name \*.pyc -delete
curl ipinfo.io
2016-09-04 08:23:25
User: MrTux
16

Return IP information about your external ip address with JSON format

host -t srv _ldap._tcp | sed "s/.*[ ]\([^ ]*\)[.]$/\1/g" | xargs -i ping -c 1 {} | grep -E "(statistics|avg)" | sed "s/^--- \([^ ]*\).*/,\1:/g"|tr -d "\n" | tr "," "\n" | sed "1d;s|^\([^:]*\).*=[^/]*/\([^/]*\).*|\2\t\1|g" |sort -n
2016-09-02 03:26:29
User: glaudiston
Functions: grep host ping sed sort tr xargs
Tags: ldap
2

This command line detect ldap hosts, by mandatory dns entry, then ping them to detect response average. based on ping response average it sorts and print the faster server in first output line

ifconfig | awk -F: '/inet addr:/ { sub(/\.[^.]+$/, "", $2); if (!seen[$2]++ && $2 != "127.0.0") print $2 }'
2016-09-01 14:02:43
User: chrismccoy
Functions: awk ifconfig
Tags: ifconfig awk
3

For machines that have many ip blocks spanning different Class C's, this will show which ones.

tail -v -f $(php -i | grep "^[ \t]*error_log" | awk -F"=>" '{ print $2; }' | sed 's/^[ ]*//g')
2016-08-31 12:13:31
User: paulera
Functions: awk grep sed tail
0

Runs "php -i", filter the error_log location, then watches it using "tail"

curl wttr.in/seville