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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
lsof -p `pidof pidgin` | awk '{ print $9 }'|egrep `hostname` | grep -o ">[^:]\+:" | tr -d ":>" | while read line; do host $line; done;
egrep '.*(("STATUS)|("HEAD)).*' http_access.2012.07.18.log | awk '{sum+=$11; ++n} END {print "Tot="sum"("n")";print "Avg="sum/n}'
2012-07-27 12:18:29
User: fanchok
Functions: awk egrep

Depending on your Apache access log configuration you may have to change the sum+=$11 to previous or next awk token.

Beware, usually in access log last token is time of response in microseconds, penultimate token is size of response in bytes. You may use this command line to calculate sum and average of responses sizes.

You can also refine the egrep regexp to match specific HTTP requests.

egrep 'ServerAlias|ServerName' /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/*.conf | awk '{printf "%s\t%s\n",$2,$3}' | sed 's/www.//' | sort | uniq
2012-07-25 12:51:15
User: staeff
Functions: awk egrep sed sort

Get a list of all the unique hostnames from the apache configuration files. Handy to see what sites are running on a server. When i saw the command i had some ideas to make it shorter. Here is my version.

tcpdump port http or port ftp 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:|username:|password:|login:|pass |user ' --color=auto --line-buffered -B20
2012-06-18 19:27:54
User: jseidl
Functions: egrep ftp tcpdump

Simple TCPDUMP grepping for common unsafe protocols (HTTP, POP3, SMTP, FTP)