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This is one use case of `f`. You need to install `f`(https://github.com/clvv/f) for this to work. With f, you can access any file by only typing some of its name regardless of where you are. f is inspired by autojump and z.
Create a single tar.gz archive
I know it's a very basic one, but it's one I keep forgetting.
Similar output to using MySQL with the \G at the end of a Query. Displays one column per line. Other modes include:
Query results will be displayed in a table like form, using whitespace characters to separate the columns and align the output.
-html Query results will be output as simple HTML tables.
-line Query results will be displayed with one value per line, rows separated by a blank line. Designed to be easily parsed by scripts or other programs
-list Query results will be displayed with the separator (|, by default) character between each field value. The default.
From inside the command line this can be also changed using the mode command:
.mode MODE ?TABLE? Set output mode where MODE is one of:
csv Comma-separated values
column Left-aligned columns. (See .width)
html HTML code
insert SQL insert statements for TABLE
line One value per line
list Values delimited by .separator string
tabs Tab-separated values
tcl TCL list elements
If you need to ssh into a computer on the local network but you're unsure of the ip to use, then ping them and see if you get a response. If you do, print out the address you got it from. Adjust the range to suit your network.
Not as far off as you thought, now is it?
Require ips and ipcalc
Even though --color is an option for 'ls' it will not display in color when doing 'ls -lah --color=always | less' to have color output when doing a directory listing and piping it out to page through results, replace less with most.
To install most if not installed, run:
sudo apt-get install most
This solution is similar to  except that it does not have any dependency on GNU Parallel. Also, it tries to minimize the impact on the running system (using ionice and nice).
Get the line containing "inet addr:" and the line before that, get down to only the first line, and then get the first word on that line, which should be the interface.
checking files in current and sub directories, finding out the files containing "sampleString" and removing the containing lines from the file.
* Beware that The command will update the original file [no backup].
The command can be extended if play with 'find' command together,
e.g. it is possible to execute on certain type of files: *.xml, *.txt... (find -name "*.xml" | grep....)
if anybody knows a better solution on that, please drop a comment. thx.
Allows for quick mass renaming, assuming the user has some familiarity with regular expressions. Basically, it replaces the original_file_name in the output of ls with
"mv -v original_file_name new_file_name"
and passes the output to sh.