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find <directory> -type f -printf "%T@\t%p\n"|sort -n|cut -f2|xargs ls -lrt
screen -x `screen -ls | grep Detached | cut -c -10`
2012-03-01 14:13:09
User: peter4512
Functions: cut grep screen
Tags: gnu screen

I alias this as "tach":

alias tach='screen -x `screen -ls | grep Detached | cut -c -10`'

If you have several detached sessions it will just grab the first one. If you're running nested screens you can open new outer windows and run tach repeatedly to grab all the detached sessions into that one.

for i in $(ps x | grep chrome | cut -d"?" -f1 | grep -v chrome); do kill -9 $i ; done
2012-03-01 03:41:39
Functions: cut grep kill ps

This one liner is to kill all google chrome tabs. This works similar to $ killall firefox command which is to kill all firefox processes.

cat z.log | cut -d ':' -f1,2 | uniq -c
cat z.log | cut -d ':' -f1 | sort | uniq | xargs -l1 -iFF echo 'echo FF $(cat z.log | grep -e "^FF" | grep -e Timeout | wc -l )' | bash
cat z.log | grep Timeout | cut -d ':' -f1 | sort | uniq -c
lsof -n -P|grep FlashXX|awk '{ print "/proc/" $2 "/fd/" substr($4, 1, length($4)-1) }'|while read f;do newname=$(exiftool -FileModifyDate -FileType -t -d %Y%m%d%H%M%S $f|cut -f2|tr '\n' '.'|sed 's/\.$//');echo "$f -> $newname";cp $f ~/Vids/$newname;done
2012-02-25 01:49:45
User: mhs
Functions: awk cp cut echo grep read sed tr

Certain Flash video players (e.g. Youtube) write their video streams to disk in /tmp/ , but the files are unlinked. i.e. the player creates the file and then immediately deletes the filename (unlinking files in this way makes it hard to find them, and/or ensures their cleanup if the browser or plugin should crash etc.) But as long as the flash plugin's process runs, a file descriptor remains in its /proc/ hierarchy, from which we (and the player) still have access to the file. The method above worked nicely for me when I had 50 tabs open with Youtube videos and didn't want to have to re-download them all with some tool.

sed -e 's/[;|][[:space:]]*/\n/g' .bash_history | cut --delimiter=' ' --fields=1 | sort | uniq --count | sort --numeric-sort --reverse | head --lines=20
netstat -Aan | grep .80 | grep -v | grep EST | awk '{print $6}' | cut -d "." -f1,2,3,4 | sort | uniq
2012-02-03 13:54:11
Functions: awk cut grep netstat sort

See who is using a specific port. Especially when you're using AIX. In Ubuntu, for example, this can easily be seen with the netstat command.

/usr/sbin/asterisk -rx 'core show channels' | grep -m1 "call" | cut -d' ' -f1
while true; do curl -s http://sensiblepassword.com/?harder=1 | tail -n 15 | head -n 1 | sed 's;<br/>;;' | cut -c 5- | cb; sleep 1; done
2012-01-30 20:52:14
User: supervacuo
Functions: cut head sed sleep tail

Use the excellent sensiblepasswords.com to a generate random (yet easy-to-remember) password every second, and copy it to the clipboard. Useful for generating a list of passwords and pasting them into a spreadsheet.

This script uses "madebynathan"'s "cb" function (http://madebynathan.com/2011/10/04/a-nicer-way-to-use-xclip/); you could also replace "cb" with

xclip -selection c

Remove "while true; do" and "; done" to generate and copy only 1 password.

pv -s `fdisk -l /dev/sdX|grep "Disk /"|cut -d' ' -f5` /dev/zero >/dev/sdX
2012-01-25 08:25:00
User: qiet72
Functions: cut grep

Overwrite all sectors with zeros in one pass with ETA and speed status. If you wish to do more passes, encapsulate the line in a for loop (7 pass example):

for f in `seq 1 7`; do pv -s `fdisk -l /dev/sdX|grep "Disk /"|cut -d' ' -f5` /dev/zero >/dev/sdX ; done

Note: Substitute /dev/sdX with the correct drive you wish to erase. Also, you may have to be root to execute the command.

kde-open -v | grep Platform | cut -d' ' -f4-
2012-01-19 13:05:26
User: funollet
Functions: cut grep

Sample input:

kde-open -v

Qt: 4.7.4

KDE Development Platform: 4.7.3 (4.7.3)

KIO Client: 2.0

mount|grep -e '//'|cut -d ' ' -f3| xargs -I {} umount {}
2012-01-17 01:20:09
Functions: cut grep mount umount xargs
Tags: samba

This is a handy command to put into ~/.bash_logout to automatically un-mount windows shares whenever the user logs out. If you use this on as a non-root account then you'll need to append sudo before umount and the user will need to have the appropriate sudoer rights to run the /bin/umount command.

echo Faltan `curl http://www.elproximoferiado.com.ar/index.php?country=AR -silent | grep contador | cut -f2 -d">" | cut -f1 -d"<"` dias para el proximo feriado
comm -13 <(od -vw1 -tu1 dummy.txt|cut -c9-|sort -u) <(seq 0 127|sort)|perl -pe '$_=chr($_)'|od -c
2012-01-09 01:32:20
User: bazzargh
Functions: comm cut od perl seq sort
Tags: bash

Search in decimal rather than hex. od dumps the character list, cut to remove offsets, sort -u gives the used characters. seq gives the comparison list, but we need this sorted alphabetically for comm, which does the filtering. I drop to perl to convert back to characters (is there a better way?) and then use od to dump them in a print-safe format.

mysql -NBe 'show global status like "Threads_connected";' | cut -f2
history | cut -c8- | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head
cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd | sort
cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd | sort
xml2 < file.xml | grep ^/path/to/element | cut -f2- -d=
2011-12-19 18:51:17
User: bandie91
Functions: cut grep
Tags: cut xml

poor man's xml parser :)

$(($(hostname|sum|cut -f1 -d" ")%27+1))
2011-12-13 19:27:03
Functions: cut


Output: integer x , 1>=x

Input: hostname

Able to reproduce on the same host

Acceptable for output to be different among OSes (Solaris, Linux, BSD)

Useful for providing DayOfMonth splay in cron jobs. Capped at 28 for Febtober.

mplayer -endpos 0.1 -vo null -ao null -identify *.avi 2>&1 |grep ID_LENGTH |cut -d = -f 2|awk '{SUM += $1} END { printf "%d:%d:%d\n",SUM/3600,SUM%3600/60,SUM%60}'
while read l; do echo -e "$RANDOM\t$l"; done | sort -n | cut -f 2
$ lynx -useragent=Opera -dump 'http://www.facebook.com/ajax/typeahead_friends.php?u=100003119823986&__a=1' |gawk -F'\"t\":\"' -v RS='\",' 'RT{print $NF}' |grep -v '\"n\":\"' |cut -d, -f2