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print text in color red
eg: $printTextInColorRed foo bar foo bar [in red color]

scan whole internet and specific port in humanistic time
apt-get install git gcc make libpcap-dev git clone https://github.com/robertdavidgraham/masscan cd masscan make install -pDm755 bin/masscan /usr/bin/masscan

Verbosely delete files matching specific name pattern, older than 15 days.

ps -ef | grep PROCESS | grep -v grep | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9
kills all pids matching the search term of "PROCESS". Be careful what you wish for :)

Detect illegal access to kernel space, potentially useful for Meltdown detection
Based on capsule8 agent examples, not rigorously tested

Clear terminal Screen
Probably the quickest / easiest way to clear the screen.

Find dupe files by checking md5sum

archlinux: find more commands provided by the package owning some command
uses the pkgfile command (part of the community repository), highly suggested.

Parse a quoted .csv file
The $2, $3, $4 fields are arbitrary but note that the first field starts from $2 and the last field is $NF-1. This is due to the fact that the leading and trailing quotes are treated as field delimiters.

IFS - use entire lines in your for cycles
When you use a "for" construct, it cycles on every word. If you want to cycle on a line-by-line basis (and, well, you can't use xargs -n1 :D), you can set the IFS variable to .


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