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info foo |less
2013-09-12 16:49:08
Functions: info
Tags: less info
0

This command is similar to the above, but is much simpler to remember. Sure, it's isn't as precise as the parent command, but most people aren't going to remember those --flags anyways unless you stick it into your .bashrc on every single system that you manage.

unset MANPATH; manpath >/dev/null
2010-07-02 19:45:27
Functions: manpath unset
Tags: man PATH
0

If I type 'man something', I want it to find the manpage in the same order as my PATH.

You can add something like this to your .bashrc

#

# Add my MacPorts, my personal utilities and my company utilities to my PATH.

export PATH=$PATH:/opt/local/bin:$HOME/bin:/our_company_utils/bin/

# Now set the manpath based on the PATH, after man(1) parses man.conf

# - No need to modify man.conf or manually modify MANPATH_MAP

# - Works on Linux, FreeBSD & Darwin, unlike /etc/manpaths.d/

# Must unset MANPATH first. MANPATH is set on some systems automatically (Mac),

# which causes manpath to ignore the values of PATH like /opt/local/bin (MacPorts).

# Also MANPATH may be deprecated. See "SEARCH PATH FOR MANUAL PAGES" in man(1)

unset MANPATH

# manpath acts differently on Solaris, FreeBSD, MacOSX & GNU. This works everywhere.

manpath >/dev/null

#

Note that MacOSX, FreeBSD & Linux have fancier ways to do some of this. (e.g. 'man --path' or 'man -q'), but this command is more universal and should work everywhere.

*/5 * * * * root /usr/local/nagios/sbin/nsca_check_disk 2>&1 |/usr/bin/logger -t nsca_check_disk
2010-07-02 00:47:05
6

This command will log the output of your simple cronjobs to syslog, and syslog will take it from there. Works great for monitoring scripts which only produce simple output.

Advantages:

* This can be used by regular users, without modifying system files like /etc/syslog.conf

* Reduce cron spam to root@localhost (Please stop spaming the sysadmins)

* Uses common tools like syslog (and logrotate) so that you don't need to maintain yet another krufty logfile.

* Still ensures that the output is logged somewhere, for posterity. Perhaps it's stored the secure, central syslog server, for example.

* Seems to work fine on Ubuntu, CentOS, FreeBSD & MacOSX

TZ=PST8PDT+72 date '+%Y_%m_%d'
2010-07-02 00:29:27
Functions: date
Tags: date nongnu
4

This command prints the Date (Not time) from 3 days ago (72 hours ago).

This works on systems without GNU date (MacOSX , Solaris, FreeBSD).

alias histdel='history -d $((HISTCMD-2)) && history -d $((HISTCMD-1))'
2010-07-02 00:20:44
Functions: alias
0

I rarely need this, but I have a hard time remembering the command when I need it.

Admit it. This has happened to you. Yes this is bad, and you better clean up now.

Borrowed from http://thoughtsbyclayg.blogspot.com/2008/02/how-to-delete-last-command-from-bash.html

info gpg |less
2010-07-01 23:44:15
Functions: gpg info
Tags: less info
1

I like man pages, and I like using `less(1)` as my pager. However, most GNU software keeps the manual in the 'GNU Texinfo' format, and I'm not a fan of the info(1) interface. Just give me less.

This command will print out the info(1) pages, using the familiar interface of less!