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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
Note that this will not work with files with spaces or characters that need to be escaped. Feel free to leave any comments to improve upon this command, and I'll add it in.
Can pipe to tail or change the awk for for file size, groups, users, etc.
This command will kill all processes using a directory. It's quick and dirty. One may also use a -9 with kill in case regular kill doesn't work. This is useful if one needs to umount a directory.
If run in bash, this will display all executables that are in your current $PATH
This command creates a file of arbitrary size in a windows environment.
Easily convert units of similar measurement. May also be invoked alone, units.
Be careful when issuing this command, it may kill unwanted processes!
To only search on the process name don't use the argument -f, pkill foo