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Mortality Countdown
watch the seconds of your life tick away - replace YYYY-mm-dd HH:MM:ss w/ your birthtime.

Search for a single file and go to it
This command looks for a single file named emails.txt which is located somewhere in my home directory and cd to that directory. This command is especially helpful when the file is burried deep in the directory structure. I tested it against the bash shells in Xubuntu 8.10 and Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.6

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Make vim open in tabs by default (save to .profile)
I always add this to my .profile rc so I can do things like: "vim *.c" and the files are opened in tabs.

Create a new file

Batch file name renaming (copying or moving) w/ glob matching.

Remove newlines from output
Pipe any output to "grep ." and blank lines will not be printed.

Display formatted routes

list files recursively by size

dstat- this command is powerful one to monitor system activity . It has combined the power of vmstat,iostat,mpstat,df,free,sar .
As mentioned in the summery that it is a powerful command to monitor system activity in great way. It has got the power of vmstat,iostat,mpstat,df,free and sar.Instead of firing each single command separately ,one can fire one single command to get all the info at once.But there is a way to get the individual information too. Please see the man page . You can get it from here : http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/dstat/


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