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tail -n 1000 access.log | grep "200 POST" | awk '{print substr($3,0,9)}' | awk '{data[$0]++}END{for(item in data){print item, data[item]}}'
ip addr show |grep -w inet | grep -v | awk '{ print $2}'| cut -d "/" -f 2
2013-08-17 18:54:23
User: htmlgifted
Functions: awk cut grep

This command give you Just the Network Cidr Notation

ioreg -lw0 | grep IODisplayEDID | sed "/[^<]*</s///" | xxd -p -r | strings -6
output=$(ps -ef|grep -i java 2>/dev/null); for w in ${output[@]}; do if [[ $w =~ .*Xmx.* ]]; then result=$(grep -oP "[0-9]+" <<< $w); echo $result ;fi ; done| awk 'BEGIN {sum=0} {for(i=1; i<=NF; i++) sum+=$i } END {print sum}'
2013-08-13 14:04:17
User: massiverobot
Functions: awk echo grep ps
Tags: java jvm xmx

This will find all the -Xmx[BIGINT] running on a system, add them up for you and give you the total.

ipcs -s | grep apache | awk ' { print $2 } ' | xargs ipcrm sem
2013-08-12 16:29:32
User: kernel01
Functions: awk grep ipcrm ipcs xargs

Solves these pesky errors you see in the Apache log:

[Fri Jun 28 17:51:00 2013] [emerg] (28)No space left on device: Couldn't create accept lock (/monsoon/opt/apache2/logs/accept.lock.356) (5)

Naturally, can be used to get rid of other semaphores. Note: change the apache user in accordance to your ENV.

for i in `find . -name "*.jar"`; do jar -tvf $i | grep -v /$ | awk -v file=$i '{print file ":" $8}'; done > all_jars.txt
sudo tune2fs -l $(df -h / |(read; awk '{print $1; exit}')) | grep -i created
2013-08-08 15:18:09
User: thechile
Functions: awk df grep sudo tune2fs

..not guaranteed to always be accurate but fun to see how old you Linux installation is based on the root partitions file system creation date.

ip addr list | grep global | awk '{print $7"\t"$2}'
psgrep() { ps aux | tee >(head -1>&2) | grep -v " grep $@" | grep "$@" -i --color=auto; }
2013-08-02 12:44:32
User: fnl
Functions: grep head ps tee
Tags: grep ps

Pipes the header row of ps to STDERR, then greps for the command on the output of ps, removing the grep entry before that.

randchannelurl=$(lynx -dump http://www.tvcatchup.com/channels.html | grep watch | sed 's/^......//'| awk 'BEGIN { srand() } int(rand() * NR) == 0 { x = $0 } END { print x }') && firefox -new-window $randchannelurl
2013-08-01 10:38:10
User: dunryc
Functions: awk grep sed watch

becuase im lazy and cant be bothered looking at the tv guide to choose a channel , any improvments or comments appreciated

site=http://www.duden.de; wort="Apfel"; wget -O $wort.mp3 $(wget.exe -O - "$site/rechtschreibung/$wort" | grep -o "$site/_media_/audio/[^\.]*\.mp3")
sudo netstat -tulpn | grep :8080
for m in `df -P | awk -F ' ' '{print $NF}' | sed -e "1d"`;do n=`df -P | grep "$m$" | awk -F ' ' '{print $5}' | cut -d% -f1`;i=0;if [[ $n =~ ^-?[0-9]+$ ]];then printf '%-25s' $m;while [ $i -lt $n ];do echo -n '=';let "i=$i+1";done;echo " $n";fi;done
2013-07-29 20:12:39
User: drockney
Functions: awk cut echo grep printf sed
Tags: bash

Automatically drops mount points that have non-numeric sizes (e.g. /proc). Tested in bash on Linux and AIX.

/sbin/lspci -v | grep -i "Device Serial Number"
2013-07-29 18:07:04
User: adrruiz
Functions: grep

Find mac address only from drivers, without using ifconfig.

sysctl -a | grep sleeptime
2013-07-29 07:57:01
User: themiurgo
Functions: grep sysctl
Tags: sleep mac os x

Similarly for last wake time:

sysctl -a | grep waketime
find (); { ls $1 | while read line; do [[ -d $1/$line ]] && find $1/$line $2 || echo $1/$line | grep $2; done; }
2013-07-28 22:21:39
User: a8ksh4
Functions: echo find grep ls read

basic find implementation for systems that don't actually have find, like an android console without busybox installed.

dpkg-query --show --showformat='${Package;-50}\t${Installed-Size}\n' `aptitude --display-format '%p' search '?installed!?automatic'` | sort -k 2 -n | grep -v deinstall | awk '{printf "%.3f MB \t %s\n", $2/(1024), $1}'
2013-07-26 23:18:20
User: EvilDennisR
Functions: awk grep sort

The other commands were good, but they included packages that were installed and then removed.

This command only shows packages that are currently installed, sorts smallest to largest, and formats the sizes to be human readable.

ps -eLF | grep ^user
2013-07-24 09:53:12
User: balsagoth
Functions: grep ps
Tags: bash processes

This shows all process (-e) and threads (-L) in full format (-F)

curl -s $1 | grep -o -i '<a href="//images.4chan.org/[^>]*>' | sed -r 's%.*"//([^"]*)".*%\1%' | xargs wget
2013-07-22 10:33:55
User: bugmenot
Functions: grep xargs

first grep all href images then sed the url part then wget

ls -1F | grep @$ | sed 's/@//' | column
2013-07-19 17:55:11
User: jlbknr
Functions: grep ls sed
Tags: ls symlinks

I use this with alias:

alias lsl="ls -1F | grep @$ | sed 's/@//' | column"

Limitation: This will also list files that happen to have an @ at the end of the filename.

$ ls -1F | grep @ | sed 's/@//' | column
2013-07-19 17:41:03
User: jlbknr
Functions: grep ls sed
Tags: ls symlinks

I use this with alias:

alias lsl="ls -1F | grep @ | sed 's/@//' | column"

ps aux | grep $(echo $1 | sed "s/^\(.\)/[\1]/g")
2013-07-16 10:10:51
User: opexxx
Functions: echo grep ps sed
Tags: sed grep ps

grep по ps aux

grep enabled /sys/firmware/acpi/interrupts/*
2013-07-16 03:46:23
User: m33600
Functions: grep

Goto phase 2 to clobber the interrupt that is problematic.

curl --silent http://www.census.gov/population/international/ | grep wclocknum | sed -r 's@^.*>([0-9,]+)<.*$@\1@'
2013-07-15 22:35:05
User: malathion
Functions: grep sed
Tags: curl

Deprecated due to a change in the site design: see alternatives.

qdbus | grep kscreenlocker_greet | xargs -I {} qdbus {} /MainApplication quit
2013-07-11 10:50:03
User: Murz
Functions: grep xargs

Do the unlock KDE screen saver locked session with lightdm display manager used in Kubuntu 12.10 +