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nslookup www.example.com | tail -2 | head -1 | awk '{print $2}'
2013-09-05 20:26:45
User: wsams
Functions: awk head nslookup tail
1

I'm not sure how reliable this command is, but it works for my needs. Here's also a variant using grep.

nslookup www.example.com | grep "^Address: " | awk '{print $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
0

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

find /logs -ls -xdev | sort -nrk 7 | head -10
2013-07-22 08:36:03
User: vidya99343
Functions: find head sort
0

bash-3.2$ find /logs -ls -xdev | sort -nrk 7 | head -10

1761905 205380 -rwxrwxr-x 1 wsadmin logadmin 210095353 Jul 22 01:33 /logs/intlpymt/Trace.log

652689 187360 -rwxrwxr-x 1 wsadmin logadmin 191663182 Jul 21 23:00 /logs/websphere/wsfpp1lppwa1213omsecureServer/SystemOut_13.07.21_23.00.12.log

2380449 186536 -rwxrwxr-x 1 wsadmin logadmin 190819939 Jul 16 14:03 /logs/omset/traceIntl.log.201307161403.lppwa1213.gz

2119524 183888 -rwxrwxr-x 1 wsadmin logadmin 188110111 Jul 22 01:33 /logs/intlpymt/intlpymtria/Trace.log

652816 160332 -rwxrwxr-x 1 wsadmin logadmin 164011871 Aug 14 2012 /logs/websphere/wsfpp1lppwa1213omsecureServer/SystemOut.log_08142012.gzip

653312 128916 -rwxrwxr-x 1 wsadmin logadmin 131873943 Jul 18 10:49 /logs/websphere/heapdump.20130718.104150.27592.0006.phd.201307181406.lppwa1213.gz

653320 128916 -rwxrwxr-x 1 wsadmin logadmin 131873735 Jul 18 10:40 /logs/websphere/heapdump.20130718.104012.27592.0002.phd.201307181406.lppwa1213.gz

653309 128912 -rwxrwxr-x 1 wsadmin logadmin 131867602 Jul 18 10:46 /logs/websphere/heapdump.20130718.104008.27592.0001.phd.201307181405.lppwa1213.gz

653323 128872 -rwxrwxr-x 1 wsadmin logadmin 131828157 Jul 18 10:41 /logs/websphere/heapdump.20130718.104109.27592.0004.phd.201307181407.lppwa1213.gz

652783 120288 -rwxrwxr-x 1 wsadmin logadmin 123047750 Aug 13 2012 /logs/websphere/wsfpp1lppwa1213omsecureServer/SystemOut.log_0813.2012.gzip

bash-3.2$

find /logs -ls -xdev | sort -nrk 7 | head -10
head -c20 /dev/urandom | xxd -ps
2013-07-16 10:14:21
User: opexxx
Functions: head
Tags: HEAD urandom
-1

20characters long alpahnumeric "password"

history | awk '{CMD[$4]++;count++;} END { for (a in CMD )print CMD[a] " " CMD[a]/count*100 "% " a }' | sort -nr | nl | column -t | head -n 10
du -xB M --max-depth=2 /var | sort -rn | head -n 15
awk '{print $1}' ~/.bash_history | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -n 10
awk '{ print $9 }' access.log | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head -n 10
cat -n install.log | head -88 | tac | head -n $(( 88 - 50 )) | tac
cat -n install | head -n 150 | tac | head -n 50 | tac
awk '/Dec\/2012/ {print $1,$8}' logfile | grep -ivE '(.gif|.jpg|.png|favicon|.css|.js|robots.txt|wp-l|wp-term)' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -n 20
rpm -qa --queryformat '%{size} %{name}-%{version}-%{release}\n' | sort -k 1,1 -rn | nl | head -16
2013-03-19 21:10:54
User: mpb
Functions: head nl rpm sort
1

Interesting to see which packages are larger than the kernel package.

Useful to understand which RPMs might be candidates to remove if drive space is restricted.

find . -type f -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -n -r | head -5
tr -dc 'A-Za-z0-9!@#$%^&*' < /dev/urandom | fold -w 12 | head -n 1
xxd -p /dev/urandom |fold -60|head -30|sed 's/\(..\)/\1 /g'
2013-02-19 22:18:52
User: psifertex
Functions: fold head sed
1

Replaces hexdump with the more succint xxd, and the sed was unnecessarily complex.

hexdump -v -e '"%u"' </dev/urandom|fold -60|head -n 30|sed 's/\(.\{2\}\)/\1 /g'
2013-02-16 12:56:24
User: knoppix5
Functions: fold head hexdump sed
6

or

od /dev/urandom -w60 -An|sed 's/ ..../ /g'|head -n 30

(this one lacks digits 8 and 9)

finger `whoami` | awk -F: '{ print $3 }' | head -n1 | sed 's/^ //'
48 function gbl() { git for-each-ref --sort=-committerdate --format='%(committerdate) %(authorname) %(refname)' refs/remotes/origin/|grep -e ".$@"|head -n 10; }
du . | sort -nr | awk '{split("KB MB GB TB", arr); idx=1; while ( $1 > 1024 ) { $1/=1024; idx++} printf "%10.2f",$1; print " " arr[idx] "\t" $2}' | head -25
2012-12-03 02:59:13
User: agas
Functions: awk du head printf sort
0

Lists the size in human readable form and lists the top 25 biggest directories/files

seq 10| shuf | head -1
2012-11-21 03:57:02
Functions: head seq
0

Above command will generate a random number between 1 to 10.

cat /dev/urandom | tr -dc 'a-zA-Z0-9' | fold -w 18 | head -1 | python -c "import sys,crypt; stdin=sys.stdin.readline().rstrip('\n'); print stdin;print crypt.crypt(stdin)"
2012-11-09 00:40:22
User: cnyg
Functions: cat fold head python tr
1

Generate a 18 character password from character set a-zA-Z0-9 from /dev/urandom, pipe the output to Python which prints the password on standard out and in crypt sha512 form.

for k in `git branch -r|awk '{print $1}'`;do echo -e `git show --pretty=format:"%Cgreen%ci_%C(blue)%c r_%Cred%cn_%Creset" $k|head -n 1`$k;done|sort -r|awk -F"_" '{printf("%s %17s %-22s %s\n",$1,$2,$3,$4)}'
tr -dc '[:graph:]' </dev/urandom | head -c30; echo
head -c7 /dev/urandom|base64|tr -d '='