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alias path='echo $PATH | tr ":" "\n"'
2009-03-12 17:07:58
User: voyeg3r
Functions: alias tr

change ":" in path for new line and associate word path to var $PATH

function setTerm() { PROFILE=${1}; echo "tell app \"Terminal\" to set current settings of first window to settings set \"${PROFILE}\""|osascript; };
mogrify -modulate 100,100,70 ../../icons/32x32/*.png
mogrify -resize SIZE_IN_PIXELS *.jpg
2013-07-05 14:14:04
User: o0110o

Batch resize all images to a width of 'X' pixels while maintaing the aspect ratio.

This makes uses of ImageMagick to make life easier.

for f in `ls`; do sed -i '/MATCHING STRING/ { s/ORIGINAL/REPLACEMENT/; }' ${f} ; done
2015-05-21 19:37:42
User: krizzo
Functions: sed

Find and replace specific characters in a single line in multiple files with sed.

for f in *.html; do head -n -1 $f > temp; cat temp > $f; rm temp; done
2009-10-12 12:49:18
User: Sunng
Functions: cat head rm

Some malicious program appends a iframe or script tag to you web pages on some server, use this command to clean them in batch.

grep -i '^DocumentRoot' /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf | cut -f2 -d'"'
echo $numbers | sed "s/\( \|$\)/\n/g" | sort -nu | tr "\n" " " | sed -e "s/^ *//" -e "s/ $//"
2009-06-24 15:12:17
User: chickenzilla
Functions: echo sed sort tr

You can replace "sort -nu" with "sort -u" for a word list sorted or "sort -R" for a random-sorted line

(edit: corrected)

a=(*); echo ${a[$((RANDOM % ${#a[@]}))]}
clgrep keyword
find . -print | sed -e 's;[^/]*/;|____;g;s;____|; |;g'
2009-03-12 22:25:26
Functions: find sed

NOT MINE! Taken from hackzine.com blog.

It creates a tree-style output of all the (sub)folders and (sub)files from the current folder and down(deeper)

Quoting some of hackzine's words

"Murphy Mac sent us a link to a handy find/sed command that simulates the DOS tree command that you might be missing on your Mac or Linux box. [..split...] Like most things I've seen sed do, it does quite a bit in a single line of code and is completely impossible to read. Sure it's just a couple of substitutions, but like a jack in the box, it remains a surprise every time I run it."

httpd -S
ps -o euid,egid --ppid `netstat --inet --inet6 -pln|awk '/:80 / { split($7,tmp, "/"); print tmp[1]; }'`|sort |uniq|grep -v EUID
2010-11-18 21:22:29
User: chx
Functions: awk grep ps sort

This command allows you to find the effective uid and gid of the Apache process regardless of process name (which can be apache2 or httpd depending on distro).

vimdiff file1 file2
find . \( -iname "*.doc" -o -iname "*.docx" \) -type f -exec ls -l --full-time {} +|sort -k 6,7
yum --nogpgcheck install "examplePackage"
2009-08-30 18:18:30
User: iDen
Functions: install

Same as:

1 rpm -ivh package.rpm

2 yum localinstall package.rpm

3 Edit /etc/yum.conf or repository.repo and change the value of gpgcheck from 1 to 0 (!dangerous)

dbus-send --print-reply --dest=im.pidgin.purple.PurpleService /im/pidgin/purple/PurpleObject im.pidgin.purple.PurpleInterface.PurpleSavedstatusGetCurrent
2010-01-11 17:30:07
User: unixApe

Returns code of current status of pidgin accounts via dbus interface

sudo update-rc.d -f nomemioscript start 99 2 3 4 5
sftp -p port [email protected]
sudo update-rc.d -f nomescript stop 90 0 6
scutil --dns
for file in $( vmrun list | grep 'vmx$' | sort ); do printf "% 40s %s M\n" $(echo "$( echo -n ${file}:\ ; grep memsize $file )" | sed -e 's/.*\///' -e 's/"//g' -e 's/memsize.=//'); done;
2010-11-19 06:14:11
Functions: echo file grep printf sed sort
Tags: vmware

So your boss wants to know how much memory has been assigned to each virtual machine running on your server... here's how to nab that information from the command line while logged in to that server

VBoxManage modifyvm "vm-name" --vrdp on --vrdpport 3389 --vrdpauthtype external
2012-02-03 18:36:04
User: 0disse0

--vrdp on enables VirtualBox RDP server for the VM

--vrdpport 3389 ndicates the TCP port that the server will accept RDP connections direct to the VM (for each VM is assigned a different port)

--vrdpauthtype external RDP console gives access to the VM Host physical users via authentication

In fact, in the 3.1.x version of VirtualBox, the external value for the parameter --vrdpauthtype allows access via RDP only to the user who started the VM.

The workaround is to add the user that runs the VM to shadow group, using the command

cat infile | while read str; do echo "$((++i)) - $str" ; done;
2009-12-09 14:05:09
User: glaudiston
Functions: cat echo read

Yep, is hard, but is a way more flexible using pipe.

ip -4 addr show eth0 | awk ' /inet/ {print $2}'
2011-10-05 11:38:55
User: kadu
Functions: awk

Shows the first IP on named interface including the network size