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mount -t proc{,,}
2009-02-26 12:53:58
User: alexfoo
Functions: mount
5

Run this in / in a chroot to get your own proc there.

!?192
2009-02-26 12:52:45
User: alexfoo
-5

Might match "ping 192.168.0.1" and then run it.

sudo ufw allow proto tcp from 1.2.3.4 to any port 80
ls -t1 | head -n1
cat /etc/*-release
2009-02-26 08:22:01
User: sudopeople
Functions: cat
10

Works for most distributions, tested on Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, Gentoo, SUSE, RedHat.

Debian and Slackware:

cat /etc/*version
fold -s <filename>
2009-02-26 05:06:51
User: neutral
Functions: fold
9

fold wraps text at 80 characters wide, and with the -s flag, only causes wrapping to occur between words rather than through them.

:mksession! <filename>
2009-02-26 05:03:07
User: neutral
Tags: vim
26

Creates a full snapshot of your current vim session, including tabs, open buffers, cursor positions, everything. Can be resumed with vim -S . Useful for those times when you HAVE to close vim, but you don't want to lose all your hard-opened buffers and windows. The ! will cause vim to overwrite the file if it already exists. It is not necessary, but useful if you frequently save to the same file (like session.vim or something).

for f in $(ls -d /base/*); do ln -s $f /target; done && ls -al /target
2009-02-26 04:48:19
Functions: ln ls
3

Symlinks all files in the base directory to the target directory then lists all of the created symlinks.

alias wordpress='mkdir wordpress && cd wordpress && wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz && tar -xvzf latest.tar.gz && mv wordpress/* . && rm -rf latest.tar.gz wordpress && cp wp-config-sample.php wp-config.php'
tar cpfP - $(find <somedir> -type f -name *.png) | ssh user@host | tar xpfP -
2009-02-26 00:01:30
User: raphink
Functions: find ssh tar
7

Notes:

* Adjust the find command to your own filters.

* The -P flag forces to keep absolute paths in the tarball, so that you can be sure that the exact same file hierarchy will be created on the second machine.

mii-tool [if]
eject -T [cdrom_device]
2009-02-25 23:53:03
User: raphink
Functions: eject
Tags: device
0

Opens or closes the cdrom device.

date --iso
2009-02-25 23:50:40
User: raphink
Functions: date
0

Useful to archive files once a day:

cp file file.$(date --iso)
^Z then bg
^A ?
2009-02-25 23:42:33
User: raphink
Tags: screen
19

Displays a list of all the basic keyboard shortcuts in screen.

:split <file>
2009-02-25 23:41:22
User: raphink
4

You can then switch from a file to another with ^W^W

dmidecode | grep -i prod
2009-02-25 23:05:17
User: rockon
Functions: grep
6

This command gives a model information of a computer. Also useful in determining the host is a VM machine or actual physical machine.

IPADDR=`ifconfig eth0 | grep -i inet | awk -F: '{print $2}'| awk '{print $1}'`
2009-02-25 22:58:19
User: rockon
Functions: awk grep
0

Useful in scripts while you just need an IP address in a variable.

rm -rf `ls | head -5000`
2009-02-25 22:52:23
User: rockon
Functions: head rm
-3

Deletes thousands of files at one go, I'm not able to recall the exact # of files that rm can delete at one go(apprx. around 7000.)

blockdev --rereadpt /dev/sda
count=`wc -l file | cut -d ' ' -f1`
bash -x ./post_to_commandlinefu.sh
ctrl + \
2009-02-25 18:52:57
User: nottings
7

useful for loops like for i in $(cat list_of_servers); do ssh -q $i hostname; done

if there is an unreachable server, you can just press ctrl + \ to skip that server and continue on with the loop

ls /sys/bus/scsi/devices
2009-02-25 18:49:27
Functions: ls
3

This will show all physically connected SATA (and SCSI) drives on your system. This is particularly useful when troubleshooting hard disks.... or when a mount point seems to be missing.

hdiutil makehybrid -o CDname.iso /Way/to/folder ; hdiutil burn CDname.iso
2009-02-25 17:46:59
User: vranx
Tags: Os X
3

Create an ISO Image from a folder and burn it to CD (Os X)