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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
Often you need to find the files that are taking up the most disk space in order to free up space asap. This script can be run on the enitre filesystem as root or on a home directory to find the largest files.
Gives the same results as the command by putnamhill using nine less characters.
sudo is optional, but to find out about all files, it is nice, or else run as superuser, ie: su -c 'du -sm * | sort -n'
Works in sort (GNU coreutils) 7.4, don't know when it was implemented but sometime the last 6 years.
This command is primarily going to work on linux boxes.
and needs to be changed, for example
Supports other file formats.
the comm utility (opposite of diff) show commonalities in files (in this case strings)
If your grep doesn't have an -o option, you can use sed instead.
Just a little simplification.
Gets the authors, sorts by number of commits (as a vague way of estimating how much of the project is their work, i.e. the higher in the list, the more they've done) and then outputs the results.
Use this BASH trick to create a variable containing the TAB character and pass it as the argument to sort, join, cut and other commands which don't understand the \t notation.
sort -t $'\t' ...
join -t $'\t' ...
cut -d $'\t' ...
Displays a connection histogram of active tcp connections. Works even better under an alias. Thanks @Areis1 for sharing this one.