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svn log -q | grep -v "^-" | cut -d "|" -f 2 | sort -u
svn log --stop-on-copy | grep r[0-9] | awk '{print $1}' | sed "s/r//" | sort -n | head -1
du -a --max-depth=1 | sort -n
sudo du -sm * | sort -n
2010-09-24 17:56:41
User: wabi
Functions: du sort sudo

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'

2010-09-16 22:29:27
User: miniker84
Functions: sort

Works in sort (GNU coreutils) 7.4, don't know when it was implemented but sometime the last 6 years.

netstat -n | grep '^tcp.*<IP>:<PORT>' | tr " " | awk 'BEGIN{FS="( |:)"}{print $6}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n -k1 | awk '{if ($1 >= 10){print $2}}'
2010-09-16 21:06:30
User: guptavi
Functions: awk grep netstat sort tr uniq

This command is primarily going to work on linux boxes.

and needs to be changed, for example



svn log 2>&1 | egrep '^r[0-9]+' | cut -d "|" -f2 | sort | uniq -c
feh --bg-center `ls -U1 |sort -R |head -1`
wget -O- -q http://www.nomachine.com/download-package.php?Prod_Id=2067 | sed -n -e 'H;${x;s/\n/ /g;p;}' | sed -e "s/[Hh][Rr][Ee][Ff]=\"/\n/g" | cut -d "\"" -f1 | sort -u | grep deb$
wget http://forums.dropbox.com && wget $(cat index.html|grep "Latest Forum Build"|cut -d"\"" -f2) && wget $(cat topic.php*|grep "Linux x86:"|cut -d"\"" -f2|sort -r|head -n1) && rm -rf ~/.dropbox* && rm index.html *.php* && tar zxvf dropbox-*.tar.gz -C ~/
find /DirectoryWhereMyMp3sAre/ -regextype posix-egrep -iregex '.*?\.(ogg|mp3)' | sort > ~/mylist.m3u
Array1=( "one" "two" "three" "four" "five" );Array2=( "four" "five" "six" "seven" );savedIFS="${IFS}";IFS=$'\n';Array3=($(comm -12 <(echo "${Array1[*]}" |sort -u) <(echo "${Array2[*]}" | sort -u)));IFS=$savedIFS
2010-08-23 19:25:22
User: elofland
Functions: comm echo sort

the comm utility (opposite of diff) show commonalities in files (in this case strings)

find /path/to/dir -type f -name '*.*' | sed 's@.*/.*\.@.@' | sort | uniq
2010-08-12 15:48:54
User: putnamhill
Functions: find sed sort

If your grep doesn't have an -o option, you can use sed instead.

find /path/to/dir -type f | grep -o '\.[^./]*$' | sort | uniq
svn status | awk '{print $2}' | xargs du | sort -n | tail
git log --format='%aN <%aE>' | awk '{arr[$0]++} END{for (i in arr){print arr[i], i;}}' | sort -rn | cut -d\ -f2-
2010-07-19 11:40:52
Functions: awk cut sort
Tags: git

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.

sort -t $'\t' -k 2 input.txt
2010-07-11 12:58:51
User: postrational
Functions: sort

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' ...
netstat -an | grep ESTABLISHED | awk '\''{print $5}'\'' | awk -F: '\''{print $1}'\'' | sort | uniq -c | awk '\''{ printf("%s\t%s\t",$2,$1); for (i = 0; i < $1; i++) {printf("*")}; print ""}'\''
2010-07-09 00:25:45
User: mramos
Functions: awk grep netstat sort uniq

Displays a connection histogram of active tcp connections. Works even better under an alias. Thanks @Areis1 for sharing this one.

ps -axgu | cut -f1 -d' ' | sort -u
ps -eo user | sort -u
2010-07-07 12:28:44
User: dfaulkner
Functions: ps sort

Shows a list of users that currently running processes are executing as.

YMMV regarding ps and it's many variants. For example, you might need:

ps -axgu | cut -f1 -d' ' | sort -u
sudo lsof|sed 's/ */ /g'|cut -f3 -d' '|sort -u
2010-07-07 08:20:28
User: binaryten
Functions: cut sed sort sudo

Most systems (at least my macbook) have system users defined, such as _www and using "users" for example will not list them. This command allows you to see who the 'virtual' users are on your system.

for x in *.dat;do sort -k 3 $x >tmp && mv -f tmp $x;done
2010-07-07 07:57:37
User: rajarshi
Functions: mv sort
Tags: sorting

We normally get tasks in which one has to sort a data file according to some column. For a single file say foo, we would use

sort -k 3 foo >tmp && tmp foo

The for loop is useful when we have to do it on a number of files.

qlist --exact "$pkg" | sudo scanelf --needed --quiet --format '%n#F' | tr ',' '\n' | sort -u | qfile --from -
2010-07-06 14:39:15
User: Flameeyes
Functions: sort sudo tr

The output is only partial because runtime dependencies should count in also commands executed via system() and libraries loaded with dlopen(), but at least it gives an idea of what a package directly links to.

Note: this is meaningful *only* if you're using -Wl,--as-needed in your LDFLAGS, otherwise it'll bring you a bunch of false positives.

cat WAR_AND_PEACE_By_LeoTolstoi.txt | tr -cs "[:alnum:]" "\n"| tr "[:lower:]" "[:upper:]" | awk '{h[$1]++}END{for (i in h){print h[i]" "i}}'|sort -nr | cat -n | head -n 30
2010-07-05 06:39:20
User: cp
Functions: awk cat head sort tr


cat WAR_AND_PEACE_By_LeoTolstoi.txt | tr -cs "[:alnum:]" "\n"| tr "[:lower:]" "[:upper:]" | sort -S16M | uniq -c |sort -nr | cat -n | head -n 30

("sort -S1G" - Linux/GNU sort only) will also do the job but as some drawbacks (caused by space/time complexity of sorting) for bigger files...

find -name "*.<suffix>" -exec wc -l "{}" \; | sort -n | tail
2010-06-29 05:53:43
User: cooper
Functions: find sort wc
Tags: wc source java line

Find the source file which contains most number of lines in your workspace