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grep -ir 'foo' * | awk -F '{print $1}' | xargs vim
grep -Hrli 'foo' * | xargs vim
2009-09-03 15:44:05
User: dere22
Functions: grep xargs
Tags: vim sed awk grep
3

The grep switches eliminate the need for awk and sed. Modifying vim with -p will show all files in separate tabs, -o in separate vim windows. Just wish it didn't hose my terminal once I exit vim!!

grep -ir 'foo' * | awk '{print $1}' | sed -e 's/://' | xargs vim
2009-09-03 15:12:27
User: elubow
Functions: awk grep sed xargs
Tags: vim sed awk grep
0

This will drop you into vim to edit all files that contain your grep string.

file /System/Library/Extensions/*.kext/Contents/MacOS/* |grep -i x86_64 |nl |tail -1 |cut -f1 -f3 && file /System/Library/Extensions/*.kext/Contents/MacOS/* |grep -v x86_64 |nl |tail -1 |cut -f1 -f3
2009-09-03 14:28:02
Functions: cut file grep nl tail
-1

Next time you see a mac fanboy bragging about 64-bitness of 10.6 give him this so he might sh?

O=$IFS;IFS=$'\n'; D=$(for f in *;do [[ -d $f ]] && du -sh "$f";done | sort -gr);F=$(for f in *;do [[ -f $f ]] && du -sh "$f";done | sort -gr);IFS=$O;echo "$D";echo "$F"
2009-09-03 11:39:50
User: Viperlin
Functions: du sort
-3

biggest->small directories, then biggest->smallest files

echo sortmeplease|sed 's/./&\n/g'|sort|tr -d '\n'
ls -lct /etc | tail -1 | awk '{print $6, $7}'
2009-09-03 10:26:37
User: MrMerry
Functions: awk ls tail
10

Show time and date when you installed your OS.

echo sortmeplease | awk '{l=split($1,a,"");asort(a);while(x<=l){printf "%s",a[x];x++ }print "";}'
2009-09-03 10:22:39
User: foob4r
Functions: awk echo
-1

using awk

missed the last char thanks @Josay

echo {1..199}" sheep," | espeak -v english -s 80
2009-09-03 10:08:12
User: MrMerry
Functions: echo
6

Can change language and speed, see espeak man page for options. (Install espeak in your linux distro via yum or apt-get)

For insomniacs you may need to enclose in a while true; do ...; done loop ;)

dd bs=1 seek=2TB if=/dev/null of=ext3.test
ls -shF --color
2009-09-03 05:45:33
User: Viperlin
Functions: ls
-3

use manpages, they give you "ultimate commands"

"ls -SshF --color" list by filesize (biggest at the top)

"ls -SshFr --color" list by filesize in reverse order (biggest at the bottom)

sudo dscl localhost -append /Local/Default/Groups/admin GroupMembership username
2009-09-03 04:40:10
User: kulor
Functions: sudo
0

adding users to groups on OS X is not a straightforward process, you need to use the new in built in Directory Service command line utility...

echo sortmeplease | grep -o . | sort | tr -d '\n'; echo
2009-09-03 00:52:49
User: MrMerry
Functions: echo grep sort tr
1

Sorts a character string, using common shell commands.

echo "5 k 3 5 / p" | dc
2009-09-03 00:21:54
User: xamaco
Functions: echo
2

using bc is for sissies. dc is much better :-D

Polish notation will rule the world...

find ~/Library/Application\ Support/Firefox/ -type f -name "*.sqlite" -exec sqlite3 {} VACUUM \;
nmap -R -sL 209.85.229.99/27 | awk '{if($3=="not")print"("$2") no PTR";else print$3" is "$2}' | grep '('
2009-09-02 16:33:15
User: netsaint
Functions: awk grep
Tags: nmap dns
4

This command uses nmap to perform reverse DNS lookups on a subnet. It produces a list of IP addresses with the corresponding PTR record for a given subnet. You can enter the subnet in CDIR notation (i.e. /24 for a Class C)). You could add "--dns-servers x.x.x.x" after the "-sL" if you need the lookups to be performed on a specific DNS server.

On some installations nmap needs sudo I believe. Also I hope awk is standard on most distros.

bc -l <<< s(3/5)
2009-09-02 15:41:39
User: akg240
Functions: bc
3

-l auto-selects many more digits (but you can round/truncate in your head, right) plus it loads a few math functions like sin().

awk '/d.[0-9]/{print $4}' /proc/partitions
2009-09-02 15:26:03
User: akg240
Functions: awk
3

Only one command and not dependant on full read access to the devices.

fdisk -l |grep -e '^/' |awk '{print $1}'|sed -e "s|/dev/||g"
cal -y
2009-09-02 12:57:23
User: andrepuel
Functions: cal
-1

Show today date on a yearly calendar.

free -m | awk '/Swap/ {print $4}'
2009-09-02 11:46:17
User: voyeg3r
Functions: awk free
-2

simple way to show free swap

free -b | grep "Swap:" | sed 's/ * / /g' | cut -d ' ' -f2
$php_dir/bin/php -i | grep configure
find ~/.mozilla/firefox/ -type f -name "*.sqlite" -exec sqlite3 {} VACUUM \;
for dnsREC in $(curl -s http://www.iana.org/assignments/dns-parameters |grep -Eo ^[A-Z\.]+\ |sed 's/TYPE//'); do echo -n "$dnsREC " && dig +short $dnsREC IANA.ORG; done