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xprop | awk '/PID/ {print $3}' | xargs ps h -o pid,cmd
2009-02-16 07:55:19
User: jackhab
Functions: awk ps xargs
9

This command is useful when you want to know what process is responsible for a certain GUI application and what command you need to issue to launch it in terminal.

command | pbcopy && pbpaste
2009-02-16 07:40:36
User: vaporub
Functions: command
4

Copies whatever is piped to the pbcopy command to the clipboard.

pbpaste ... well pastes whats on the clipboard.

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
2009-02-16 07:30:54
User: StephSD3
Functions: sudo
-8

when I turn on my wifi, I always have to put in this command in order to make my laptop notice the wifi.

mysqladmin -u username -p create dbname
2009-02-16 07:21:07
User: vaporub
-2

Creates a database that could then be populated with a dump file or application.

qlmanage -p "yourfilename"
2009-02-16 07:15:03
User: vaporub
-1

Where "docname" is the document you want OS-X to image... file.txt, file.pdf, file.mov, etc

curl -s http://checkip.dyndns.org | sed 's/[a-zA-Z<>/ :]//g'
2009-02-16 07:12:01
User: vaporub
Functions: sed
12

Just another curl command to get your public facing IP

MAC=`(date; cat /proc/interrupts) | md5sum | sed -r 's/^(.{10}).*$/\1/; s/([0-9a-f]{2})/\1:/g; s/:$//;'`
2009-02-16 07:09:43
User: vaporub
Functions: cat md5sum sed
15

Original author unknown (I believe off of a wifi hacking forum).

Used in conjuction with ifconfig and cron.. can be handy (especially spoofing AP's)

uuencode $file $file | /usr/bin/mailx -s "$file" ${USER}
find ${PATH//:/ } -executable -type f -printf "%f\n"
2009-02-16 06:03:46
User: kamathln
Functions: find
5

##Dependancies: bash coreutils

Many executables in $PATH have the keyword somewhere other than the beginning in their file names. The command is useful for exploring the executables in $PATH like this.

find ${PATH//:/ } -executable -type f -printf "%f\n" |grep admin

lpadmin

time-admin

network-admin

svnadmin

users-admin

django-admin

shares-admin

services-admin

pstree -Gap
2009-02-16 05:50:50
User: fulat2k
3

G - uses VT100 line drawing

a - shows command line arguments of process

p - prints PID of process

For other options, man pstree :)

find . \( -type d -name .svn -prune \) -o -type d -print
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get autoclean && sudo apt-get autoremove
bzr init .;for file in `ls *.bz2`; do bzr import $file; bzr ci -m $file; done
rgx_match() { python -c "import re; print re.search('$1','$2').groups()"; }
2009-02-16 04:07:54
User: jyro
Functions: python
1

One can test their python regex matching using this shell function.

for e.g.

rgx_match "translate\s*\(([0-9-.]+),([0-9-.]+)\)" "translate(162.11517,76.817357)"

('162.11517', '76.817357')

sudo dmidecode | more
2009-02-16 03:32:30
User: oreo
Functions: sudo
9

wanna know something about your hardware? how about EVERYTHING?? then this should do ya well

sudo alsa force-reload
2009-02-16 03:30:13
User: oreo
Functions: sudo
-5

if you lose your sound, this will restart alsa and you will get your sound back

for (( i = 0; i < 100; i++ )); do echo "$i"; done
2009-02-16 03:19:26
User: themattrix
Functions: echo
1

Print 0 through 99, each on a separate line.

find . -type f -exec grep -l XXX {} \;|tee /tmp/fileschanged|xargs perl -pi.bak -e 's/XXX/YYY/g'
2009-02-16 02:55:23
User: drossman
Functions: find grep perl tee xargs
6

Find all files that contain string XXX in them, change the string from XXX to YYY, make a backup copy of the file and save a list of files changed in /tmp/fileschanged.

umount -l /media/foo
2009-02-16 02:51:49
User: nomad
Functions: umount
-2

Will unmount a mount that has already dropped but is locked by a process.

srchpymod() { python -c "import $1; print filter(lambda x: x.find('$2') >= 0, dir($1))"; };
2009-02-16 02:47:13
User: jyro
Functions: python
0

srchpymod

for e.g.

srchpymod cairo Surface

['ImageSurface', 'PDFSurface', 'PSSurface', 'SVGSurface', 'Surface', 'SurfacePattern', 'XlibSurface']

cd -
2009-02-16 02:37:50
User: chmouel
Functions: cd
1

cd - would return to the previous directory of your cd command. NB: previous dir is always stored in $OLDPWD variable.

killall nautilus
sudo dpkg --purge `dpkg -l | awk '/^r/{print $2}'`
2009-02-16 02:18:02
User: elleryq
Functions: awk sudo
2

After you install/remove lots of packages, there are many packages marked with 'rc'. This script help you to purge these packages, it will save some spaces from your disk.

echo 'example' | sed -e 's/^\(.\)/\U\1/'
zcat /usr/share/doc/vim-common/README.gz | vim -g +23 -
2009-02-16 01:25:37
User: int19h
Functions: vim zcat
1

This command is more for demonstrating piping to vim and jumping to a specific line than anything else.

Exit vim with :q!

+23 jumps to line 23

- make vim receive the data from the pipe