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Using netcat (nc)
25 can be replaced with the friendly value (smtp). Check error code for result or use -v option to echo output
nc -z localhost smtp && echo open || echo closed
nc -zv host protocol
netstat will list all open ports on the system, unix sockets, tcp sockets and udp sockets. the t flag limits to tcp ports the l flag limits to listening ports and the n flag disables the translation of port to service ( ie :25 displayed instead of :smtp ). then grep for the port you are interested in preceeded by a colon.
Check trough unix sockets if tcp port is open or close
Catches .swp, .swo, .swn, etc.
If you have access to lsof, it'll give you more compressed output and show you the associated terminals (e.g., pts/5, which you could then use 'w' to figure out where it's originating from): lsof | grep '\.sw.$'
If you have swp files turned off, you can do something like: ps x | grep '[g,v]im', but it won't tell you about files open in buffers, via :e [file].
Change open-command and type to suit your needs. One example would be to open the last .jpg file with Eye Of Gnome:
eog $(ls -rt *.jpg | tail -n 1)
This executes faster than
I put this in a script and added it to my path:
cat `which explore.sh`
if [ $# -eq 0 ]; then
explorer.exe $( cygpath `pwd` -w ) &
explorer.exe $( cygpath $1 -w ) &
Using the script you just type
Note: you can do this for any file that has an associated executable in the windows registry. This is quite handy if you want to open pictures or movies from xterm.