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find path/to/folder/ -type f -print0 | xargs -0 -n 1 md5sum | awk '{print $1}' | sort | md5sum | awk '{print $1}'
2009-02-16 19:39:37
User: mcover
Functions: awk find md5sum sort xargs

For quick validation of folder's file-contents (structure not taken into account) - I use it mostly to check if two folders' contents are the same.

nmap -sS -O -v -oS -
alias mux='clear && cd ~/Music/ && ls && echo -n "File> " && read msi && mplayer ~/Music/$msi'
2009-03-23 10:45:27
User: Noxn
Functions: alias cd echo ls read

An alias i made for myself to play music in a faster way.

Works great when you have Guake / Tilda installed (Console that drops down like in the game QUAKE)


I put this in my bash_alias file (I'm on ubuntu, the bash_alias file does autostart with the right config) but it works putting it in bashrc too. Or anything that autostarts when the console is opened.


Needs Mplayer and music files to work. With out music theres nothing to play!

Oh, and also, without modification, this alias will try to play stuff from your ~/Music folder! (case sensitive). Make sure that folder exists and has music OR edit this alias to fit your needs.

sed 's/$'"/`echo \\\r`/"
lynx --dump "http://checkip.dyndns.org"
w3m miip.cl | grep ip
2009-10-26 01:40:37
User: Cont3mpo
Functions: grep

See external ip with w3m, simple and fast.

On a web site from Chile (spanish).

echo "Starting Daemon"; ( while :; do sleep 15; echo "I am still running =]"; done ) & disown -h $!
2010-02-23 19:17:05
User: daleki
Functions: echo sleep

You don't want the -ar parameters in this case. The man page for BASH_BUILTINS(1) states:

"-a option means to remove or mark all jobs" and

"-r option without a jobspec argument restricts operation to running jobs"

In this case we are supplying the process id of the job to disown so neither of these should be used.

cat /usr/share/dict/words | grep -P ^[a-z].* | grep -v "'s$" | grep -Pv ^.\{1,15\}$ | shuf -n4 | tr '\n' ' ' | sed 's/$/\n/'
2011-08-15 01:03:48
User: bugmenot
Functions: cat grep sed tr
Tags: tr xkcd shuf

The first grep rejects capitalised words since the dict has proper nouns in it that you mightn't want to use. The second grep rejects words with ending in apostrophe s, and the third forces the words to be at least 15 characters long.

alias cdc='cd `pwd -P`'
w3m http://amit-agarwal.co.in/mystuff/getip_txt.php will return the ip in text format.
wodim foo.iso
sudo tcpdump -i en1 -n -s 0 -w - | grep -a -o -E "Host\: .*|GET \/.*"
2009-04-04 01:41:48
User: peterc
Functions: grep sudo tcpdump

Replace "en1" with your network interface (on OS X, usually en0, en1, eth0, etc..)

umount -t smbfs
2012-02-23 10:46:44
User: Velenux
Functions: umount
Tags: samba

smbfs or cifs, depends on which you are using

< /dev/urandom tr -dc A-Za-z0-9_ | head -c $((1024 * 1024)) | tee >(gzip -c > out.gz) >(bzip2 -c > out.bz) > /dev/null
cat /sys/devices/virtual/dmi/id/board_name
2010-04-22 03:21:40
User: matthewbauer
Functions: cat

Prints the type of computer you have.

I think this should be used more in distros and other applications because it is so easy to get. This can also be asked by tutorials as an easy way to get your base hardware.

Some alternatives:

sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name


sudo smbios-sys-info-lite | sed -n 's/^Product Name: *\(.*\)/\1/p'
/sbin/ifconfig|grep -B 1 inet |head -1 | awk '{print $5}'
find . -name "*.gz" | xargs -n 1 -I {} bash -c "gunzip -c {} | sort | gzip -c --best > {}.new ; rm {} ; mv {}.new {}"
2009-08-05 14:16:15
User: kennethjor
Functions: bash find xargs

I used this because I needed to sort the content of a bunch of gzipped log files. Replace sort with something else, or simply remove sort to just rezip everything

while read ; do python <script> ; done
2012-02-23 22:29:09
User: Zulu
Functions: python read

Very useful for test a script. After launch this command, you only have to press ENTER for launch your script again. I work with screen and tape ENTER instead of '!!'+ENTER

If you break your script with CTRL-C, it will wait for press ENTER and will re-launch

You can write like it : while read -p "Press ENTER" ; do python ; done

cat /etc/shadow
ifconfig | grep -o "inet [^ ]*" | cut -d: -f2
2010-12-06 10:36:52
User: dooblem
Functions: cut grep ifconfig
Tags: ifconfig grep cut

This is what we use.

You can grep -v if you wish.

find . -type f -exec ls -tr {} +
2010-05-27 14:52:28
Functions: find ls

List all files from the current directory and subdirectories, sorted by modification time, oldest first.

command > tmp && cat logfile.txt >> tmp && tmp > logfile.txt && rm tmp
2009-04-05 22:00:32
User: akoumjian
Functions: cat command rm

Adds the stdout (standard output) to the beginning of logfile.txt. Change "command" to whatever command you like, such as 'ls' or 'date', etc. It does this by adding the output to a temporary file, then adding the previous contents of logfile.txt to the temp file, then copying the new contents back to the logfile.txt and removing the temp file.

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