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lynx --dump http://www.seeon.tv/channels| grep "/channels"|awk '{print $2}'|sort -u|while read links; do lynx --dump "$links"|awk '/view/ {print $2}'|sort -u; done
2011-04-01 05:58:20
User: Bonster
Functions: awk grep read sort

This shows a list of channels from seeon.tv website to watch shows and movies

ps -eo stat= | sort | uniq -c | sort -n
2011-03-25 13:01:42
User: fossilet
Functions: ps sort uniq

Use ps instead of top. But do not use BSD options at all, they are confusing.

Use "s=" or "state=" to show consice process statuses.

nohup df -k | sort -rn 12
df -h | grep -v ^none | ( read header ; echo "$header" ; sort -rn -k 5)
2011-03-16 14:25:45
User: purpleturtle
Functions: df echo grep read sort
Tags: sort headers df

Show disk space info, grepping out the uninteresting ones beginning with ^none while we're at it.

The main point of this submission is the way it maintains the header row with the command grouping, by removing it from the pipeline before it gets fed into the sort command. (I'm surprised sort doesn't have an option to skip a header row, actually..)

It took me a while to work out how to do this, I thought of it as I was drifting off to sleep last night!

perl -m'AptPkg::Cache' -le '$c=AptPkg::Cache->new; for (keys %$c){ push @a, $_ if $c->{$_}->{'CurrentState'} eq 'Installed';} print for sort @a;'
2011-03-14 23:56:43
User: dbbolton
Functions: perl sort

A space-padded version:

perl -m'AptPkg::Cache' -e '$c=AptPkg::Cache->new; for (keys %$c){ push @a, $_ if $c->{$_}->{'CurrentState'} eq 'Installed';} print "$_ " for sort @a;'
echo Selected $(ls -1 | sort -R | head -n 1)
ls -1 | sort -R | sed -n 's/^/Selected /;1p'
cat /backup/hd7/rdiff-log.txt |grep Processing | awk '{ print $4 }' | sed -e 's/\// /g' | awk '{ print $1 }' |uniq -c |sort -n
history | awk '{print $2}' | awk 'BEGIN {FS="|"}{print $1}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n | tail | sort -nr
export PATH=$PATH$(find "$PWD" -name '.*' -prune -o -type f -a -perm /u+x -printf ':%h\n' | sort -u | tr -d '\n'); echo $PATH
2011-03-11 19:31:17
User: dexterhu
Functions: echo export find sort tr

(1) don't run twice, or the same folder will occur in $PATH.

(2) otherwise you need to start a new terminal

CLASSPATH=.; export CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH$(find "$PWD" -name '*.jar' -type f -printf ':%p\n' | sort -u | tr -d '\n'); echo $CLASSPATH
sort -t"," -n -k5 file.csv # according to the 5th field NUMERICALLY!!
ps -eo pmem,pid,comm --no-headers | sort -k1 -rn | head -10
2011-03-11 04:51:35
User: dexterhu
Functions: head ps sort

Pros: the format is very simple, there is no need to show every columns, and full command with args

the first column is memory consumption %

the second column is pid

the third is just the command (without full arguments, most application's arguments are too long)

You can decide which application to kill then.

find . -maxdepth 1 -type d | grep -Pv "^.$" | sort -rn --field-separator="-" | sed -n '3,$p' | xargs rm -rf
yum whatprovides /usr/lib/libXX1.so /usr/lib/libXX2.so | grep fc | sed 's/^\(.*\)-[0-9.]*-.*$/\1/' | sort | uniq | xargs yum -y install
2011-03-07 04:51:35
User: laputa
Functions: fc grep sed sort uniq xargs

this command will install the packages which provides the libraries you need to link with, e.g. when you compile something needs opengl libraries:

gcc -o testgl testgl.c -lGLEW -lGL -lGLU -lglut

you can use `/usr/lib/libGLEW.so /usr/lib/libGL.so /usr/lib/libGLU.so /usr/lib/libglut.so'

find . -type f | awk -F'.' '{print $NF}' | sort| uniq -c | sort -g
ls | grep -Eo "\..+" | sort -u
ls -Xp | grep -Eo "\.[^/]+$" | sort | uniq
2011-02-10 20:47:59
User: Amarok
Functions: grep ls sort
Tags: uniq ls grep

Works on current directory, with built-in sorting.

find . -type f -name '*.pm' -printf '%6s %p\n' | sort -nr | head -n 50
2011-02-09 16:19:11
User: depesz
Functions: find head sort

Will work with filenames with spaces inside. Will not break in case of someone making directory that matches *.pm. And sorts from largest. Where largest is file size, not line count.

vzlist -a -H -o hostname,diskspace,diskspace.s,veid | awk '{ printf( "%2.f%\t%s\t%s\n"), $2*100/$3, $4, $1}' | sort -r
lsof | awk '/*:https?/{print $2}' | sort -u
2011-02-04 01:37:17
User: sugitaro
Functions: awk sort
Tags: sort awk lsof

% lsof -v

lsof version information:

revision: 4.78

sort_csn () { echo "${1}" | sed -e "s/,/\n/g"| sort -nu | awk '{printf("%s,",$0)} END {printf("\n")}' | sed -e "s/,$//"; }
2011-01-26 15:18:08
User: mpb
Functions: awk echo sed sort

"sort_csn" is a function to sort a comma separated list of numbers.

Define the the function with this:

sort_csn () { echo "${1}" | sed -e "s/,/\n/g"| sort -nu | awk '{printf("%s,",$0)} END {printf("\n")}' | sed -e "s/,$//"; }

Use the function like this:

sort_csn 443,22,80,8200,1533,21,1723,1352,25


One example where this is useful is when port scanning with nmap and getting a list of open ports in random order. If you use Nessus, you may need to create a scan policy for that set of specific ports and it is clearer to read with the port numbers in ascending order (left to right).

Caveat: no spaces in the comma separated list (just number1,number2,number3,etc).

A variation of this to sort a comma separated list of strings:

sort_css () { echo "${1}" | sed -e "s/,/\n/g"| sort -u | awk '{printf("%s,",$0)} END {printf("\n")}' | sed -e "s/,$//"; }


sort_css apples,pears,grapes,melons,oranges


lsof -nP -c COMMAND | egrep -o '(TCP|UDP).*$' | sort -u
2011-01-25 12:04:13
User: forcefsck
Functions: egrep sort
Tags: egrep lsof udp tcp

Where COMMAND is the process(es) name. I prefer to get all states but you may add ESTABLISHED in the grep regex.

lsof -c apache2 | egrep -o 'TCP.*ESTABLISHED.*$'

-nP flags are optional and UDP is irrelevant for established connections

Similar but using the process id:

lsof -nP -p PID | egrep -o '(TCP|UDP).*$'
cat YOUR_FILE|tr -d '[:punct:]'|tr '[:upper:]' '[:lower:]'|tr -s ' ' '\n'|sort|uniq -c|sort -rn
echo $(shuf -n 6 -i 1-49 | sort -n)