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diff dir1 dir2 | diffstat
2009-02-16 21:21:16
User: raphink
Functions: diff
0

See which files differ in a diff, and how many changes there are. Very useful when you have tons of differences.

getent [group|hosts|networks|passwd|protocols|services] [keyword]
2009-02-16 15:57:26
User: raphink
Functions: getent
8

getent allows to get the contents of several databases in their native file format even if they are not actually in /etc. For example, if you are using a LDAP or a DB to authenticate your users, you won't find their info by catting /etc/passwd, but "getent passwd" will concatenate /etc/passwd to the LDAP/DB.

cal [[month] year]
man -k <keyword>
2009-02-16 15:28:57
User: raphink
Functions: man
3

Search manpages for a keyword. Very useful when you don't know where to find the information.

kdialog --passivepopup <text> <timeout>
2009-02-16 15:09:27
User: raphink
Tags: KDE
6

Display a passive popup during seconds. Additionnaly, --title can be used to set the title of the popup. This is a nice way to communicate with a desktop user of a machine you have an SSH access on :

DISPLAY=:0 sudo -u $user -H kdialog --passivepopup "Hello you" 10 --title "cli IM"

sed -i '10d' <somefile>
2009-02-16 15:05:29
User: raphink
Functions: sed
4

Very useful when the ssh key of a host has changed and ssh refuses to connect to the machine, while giving you the line number that has changed in ~/.ssh/known_hosts.