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Show a Command's Short Description
The whatis command displays a short description for the command you list on the command line. It is useful to quickly learn what a command does

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"

Selecting a random file/folder of a folder
Also looks in subfolders

Recompress all files in current directory from gzip to bzip2
Find all .gz files and recompress them to bz2 on the fly. No temp files. edit: forgot the double quotes! jeez!

Don't save commands in bash history (only for current session)
Only from a remote machine: Only access to the server will be logged, but not the command. The same way, you can run any command without loggin it to history. ssh user@localhost will be registered in the history as well, and it's not usable.

which procs have $PATH_REGEX open?
faster than lsof by at least x2 on my box.

whois filtering the important information

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

connects to a serial console
cu (call UNIX) establishes a full-duplex connection to another machine (*BSD) using a serial console. It becames more useful than screen if you have to send a BREAK signal. using cu just type "~#". $man cu http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/man.cgi?query=cu&apropos=0&sektion=0&manpath=OpenBSD+Current&arch=i386&format=html

Encrypted chat with netcat and openssl (one-liner)
client$ while true; do read -n30 ui; echo $ui |openssl enc -aes-256-ctr -a -k PaSSw ; done | nc localhost 8877 | while read so; do decoded_so=`echo "$so"| openssl enc -d -a -aes-256-ctr -k PaSSw`; echo -e "Incoming: $decoded_so"; done This will establish a simple encrypted chat with AES-256-CTR using netcat and openssl only. More info here https://nixaid.com/encrypted-chat-with-netcat/


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