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On wired connections set 'eth0' instead of 'wlan0'
This functionality seems to be missing from commands like dpkg. Ideally, I want to duplicate the behavior of rpm --verify, but it seems difficult to do this in one relatively short command pipeline.
You can simply run "largest", and list the top 10 files/directories in ./, or you can pass two parameters, the first being the directory, the 2nd being the limit of files to display.
Best off putting this in your bashrc or bash_profile file
Taken from apticron and modified.
Get the list of changed files between revision 43 and HEAD revision: svn diff . -r43:HEAD --summarize
Strip extra 8 characters from every line: cut -c9-99999
Copy the listed files to home/me/destination: cpio -pvdmu ~/destination
Make a plain copy (-p), list files being copied (-v), create needed directories (-d), preserve modification time (-m), overwrite unconditionally (-u)
count & sort one field of the log files , such as nginx/apache access log files .
This, like the other commands listed here, displays installed arch packages. Unlike the other ones this also displays the short description so you can see what that package does without having to go to google. It also shows the largest packages on top. You can optionally pipe this through head to display an arbitrary number of the largest packages installed (e.g. ... | head -30 # for the largest 30 packages installed)
looks at html for "ip" (it's a CSS class), then a little of cut and egrep to get IPv4 address.
I use this oneliner into conky.
Searches for *.cpp and *.h in directory structure, counts the number of lines for each matching file and adds the counts together.
This is the closest you can get to "reset printing system" from the command line. Giving credit back to J D McIninch from an apple forum back in 2009.
Also shows files as they are found. Only works from a tty.