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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:
This just output your external IP, no extra characters at the end of line.
An alias cannot be executed as command in a find -exec line. This form will trick the command line and let you do the job.
In case sed and awk are not available you may use this to remove the last character from a string with "rev" and "cut".
It lists files and folder under dirname adding at the beginning of each line the file allocated size in blocks (-s). It also sorts output by file size (-S) from bigger to smaller. Actually the -t option in that precise position does not give any effect... (challenge: can you tell me why?) but of course gives to the ls command some salty taste! :)
It may be helpful in case you need to umount a directory and some process is preventing you to do so keeping the folder busy. The lsof may process the +D option slowly and may require a significant amount of memory because it will descend the full dir tree. On the other hand it will neither follow symlinks nor other file systems.
This is just a "cut" addicted variant of the previous unixmonkey24730 command...
Sometimes in a hurry you may move or copy a file using an already existent file name. If you aliased the cp and mv command with the -i option you are prompted for a confirmation before overwriting but if your aliases aren't there you will loose the target file!
The -b option will force the mv command to check if the destination file already exists and if it is already there a backup copy with an ending ~ is created.
Very simple web server listening on port 80 will serve index.html file or whatever file you like pointing your browser at http://your-IP-address/index.html for example.
If your web server is down for maintenance and you'd like to inform your visitors about it, quickly and easily, you just have to put into the index.html file the right HTML code and you are done! Of course you need to be root to run the command using port 80.