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read -p "Please enter the 4chan url: "|egrep '//i.4cdn.org/[a-z0-9]+/src/([0-9]*).(jpg|png|gif)' - -o|nl -s https:|cut -c7-|uniq|wget -nc -i - --random-wait
function colorize() { c="--line-buffered --color=yes"; GREP_COLORS="mt=01;34" egrep $c '(^| 200 | 304 )' "${@}" | GREP_COLORS="mt=02;31" egrep $c '(^|"(GET|POST) .*[^0-9] 4[0-1][0-9] )' | GREP_COLORS="ms=02;37" egrep $c '(^|^[0-9\.]+) ';}
2013-08-14 21:05:34
User: mogsie
Functions: egrep

Puts a splash of color in your access logs. IP addresses are gray, 200 and 304 are green, all 4xx errors are red. Works well with e.g. "colorize access_log | less -R" if you want to see your colors while paging.

Use as inspiration for other things you might be tailing, like syslog or vmstat


tail -f access.log | colorize
ifconfig | egrep [0-9A-Za-z]{2}\(:[0-9A-Za-z]{2}\){5} | awk '{print $1 ":\t" $5}'
2013-07-30 17:02:07
User: jaimeanrm
Functions: awk egrep ifconfig

Is the better option on a Open SuSE Box

while read X ; do printf "$X --"; virsh dumpxml $X | egrep "source dev|source file"; done< <(virsh list | awk '$1 ~ /^[1-9]/ { print $2 }')
2013-07-29 17:32:59
User: hugme
Functions: awk egrep printf read

This will strip out the relivent disk information from kvm. I'm using it to find disks on a SAN which are no longer in use.

mysql -e 'show databases' -s --skip-column-names | egrep -v "^(test|mysql|performance_schema|information_schema)$" | parallel --gnu "mysqldump --routines {} > {}_daily.sql"
2013-07-24 15:37:58
User: intel352
Functions: egrep

Backs up all databases, excluding test, mysql, performance_schema, information_schema.

Requires parallel to work, install parallel on Ubuntu by running: sudo aptitude install parallel

netstat -tn | awk '{print $5}' | egrep -v '(localhost|\*\:\*|Address|and|servers|fff|127\.0\.0)' | sed 's/:[0-99999999].*//g'
2013-06-13 14:35:38
User: kehansen
Functions: awk egrep netstat sed

I used this to get all the remote connection ip addresses connected to my server... I had to start storing and tracking this data so thats why i built this out... probably not optimal as far as the egrep regex but it works ;)

git branch -r | awk '{print $1}' | egrep -v -f /dev/fd/0 <(git branch -vv | grep origin) | awk '{print $1}' | xargs git branch -d
iwlist ath0 scanning |egrep '(ESSID|Signal|Address)'| \sed -e 's/Cell - Address:*//g' -e 's/ESSID://g' \-e 's/Noise level=-//g' -e 's/dBm//g' \-e 's/Quality=*//g' -e 's/Signal level=-//g' \-e 's/"//g'
svn ls -R | egrep -v -e "\/$" | xargs svn blame | awk '{count[$2]++}END{for(j in count) print count[j] "\t" j}' | sort -rn
2013-05-03 01:45:12
User: kurzum
Functions: awk egrep ls sort xargs
Tags: svn count

This one has a better performance, as it is a one pass count with awk. For this script it might not matter, but for others it is a good optiomization.

svn ls -R | egrep -v -e "\/$" | tr '\n' '\0' | xargs -0 svn blame | awk '{print $2}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr
2013-04-10 19:37:53
User: rymo
Functions: awk egrep ls sort tr uniq xargs
Tags: svn count

make usable on OSX with filenames containing spaces. note: will still break if filenames contain newlines... possible, but who does that?!

egrep -v "(^#|^\b*$)"
DATE=`date +"%H:%M" --date '-1 min'`; egrep "\ $DATE\:..\ " /var/log/dhcpd.log |awk '/DHCPREQUEST/ {split($3,t,":"); printf("%02d:%02d\n",t[1],t[2]);}' |uniq -c;
alias gfind='find . -print0 | xargs -0 egrep -I '
du --max-depth=1 -h * |sort -h -k 1 |egrep '(M|G)\s'
2013-02-14 08:56:56
User: TerDale
Functions: du egrep sort

Enhanced version: fixes sorting by human readable numbers, and filters out non MB or GB entries that have a G or an M in their name.

tcpdump -i eth0 port http or port smtp or port imap or port pop3 -l -A | egrep -i 'pass=|pwd=|log=|login=|user=|username=|pw=|passw=|passwd=|password=|pass:|user:|userna me:|password:|login:|pass |user '
du --max-depth=1 -h * |sort -n -k 1 |egrep 'M|G'
man ls | egrep "^([A-Z]| [A-Z])"
2013-01-09 17:12:03
User: bartonski
Functions: egrep ls man

Uses the formatting of a man page to show an outline of its headers and sub-headers.

ls -l /dev/disk/by-id | egrep ata-.*`hdparm -i /dev/sda | grep SerialNo | sed 's/.*SerialNo=//' | tr -d "\n"`.*sda$ | sed -e 's/.*ata-/ata-/' -e 's|[ ].*||' | tr -d "\n"
2013-01-07 10:20:25
Functions: egrep grep ls sed tr
Tags: Ubuntu

This was tested on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) LTS Server. It returns the name of the symlink within /dev/disk/by-id for the physical drive you specify. Change /dev/sda to the one you want, and replace ata- with scsi- or the appropriate type for your drive.

I used this to pre-configure grub-pc during a non-interactive install because I had to tell it which disk to install grub on, and physical disks don't have a UUID such as that blkid provides.

export DISPLAY=$(tr '\000' '\n' < /proc/`pidof Xorg`/cmdline | egrep '^:[0-9]+')
2012-12-18 07:26:16
User: oernii2
Functions: egrep export tr

Not always does Xorg run on :0. For times like those, this script allows you to find out which it is.

egrep -v '(\t)?#.*|^$' /etc/apache2/sites-available/default
find . -type f |egrep '^./.*\.' |sed -e "s/\(^.*\.\)\(.*$\)/\2/" |sort |uniq
2012-11-12 17:17:55
User: dvst
Functions: egrep find sed sort

find files recursively from the current directory, and list the extensions of files uniquely

curl -s mi-ip.net | grep '"ip"' | cut -f2 -d ">" | egrep -o '[0-9.]+'
2012-10-15 16:48:20
User: dragonauta
Functions: cut egrep grep

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.

source <(egrep '^#define EX_.*' /usr/include/sysexits.h | sed -e 's/#define/declare -r/g' | sed 's/\//#/g' | sed -e 's/\s\{1,\}/ /g' | sed -e 's/ \([0-9]\)/\=\1/'g )
2012-09-21 13:30:37
User: fishdaemon
Functions: egrep sed

Use meaningful exit codes

change "source" to "cat" to view output instead of assigning

lsmod | tail -n +2 | cut -d' ' -f1 | xargs modinfo | egrep '^file|^desc|^dep' | sed -e'/^dep/s/$/\n/g'
curl url | egrep -o '(http|https)://[a-z0-9]*\.[a-z0-9]*\.[a-z0-9]*'|sort |uniq