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gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.background picture-uri | xargs nautilus
nc -zv localhost 25
2013-11-21 22:04:00
User: toaster

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 -lntp
sudo lsof -iTCP:25
sudo lsof -iTCP:25 -sTCP:LISTEN
netstat -tln | grep :25
2013-11-12 16:47:06
User: Peteches
Functions: grep netstat

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.

(echo >/dev/tcp/localhost/25) &>/dev/null && echo "TCP port 25 open" || echo "TCP port 25 close"
2013-11-12 02:11:01
User: YouM
Functions: echo

Check trough unix sockets if tcp port is open or close

/Applications/SuperCollider/SuperCollider.app/Contents/Resources/sclang ~/path/to/your/scfile.scd
vim -r 2>&1 | grep '\.sw.' -A 5 | grep 'still running' -B 5
2010-04-17 19:43:35
User: rkulla
Functions: grep vim

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].

open-command $(ls -rt *.type | tail -n 1)
2010-04-04 20:43:38
User: RBerenguel
Functions: ls tail

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)

explorer $( cygpath "/path/to/file_or_exe" -w )
2009-07-22 17:00:21
User: Highwayman

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

explore.sh file_or_executable

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.