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Show the 1000*1000 and 1024*1024 size of HDs on system

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"

Change prompt to MS-DOS one (joke)

check the status of 'dd' in progress (OS X)
Sends SIGINFO to the process. This is a BSD feature OS X inherited. You must have the terminal window executing dd selected when entering CTRL + T for this to work.

Show drive names next to their full serial number (and disk info)
Scrap everything and use `gawk` to do all the magic, since it's like the future or something. $ gawk 'match($11, /[a-z]{3}$/) && match($9, /^ata-/) { gsub("../", ""); print $11,"\t",$9 }' Yank out only ata- lines that have a drive letter (ignore lines with partitions). Then strip ../../ and print the output. Yay awk. Be sure to see the alternatives as my initial command is listed there. This one is a revision of the original.

Show current pathname in title of terminal
This helps to keep track of what is going on when you have several tabs open in your terminal. The title automatically changes when you change directories.

Delete all files found in directory A from directory B
This command is useful if you accidentally untar or unzip an archive in a directory and you want to automatically remove the files. Just untar the files again in a subdirectory and then run the above command e.g. $ for file in ~/Desktop/temp/*; do rm ~/Desktop/`basename $file`; done

find external links in all html files in a directory list
Just a handy way to get all the unique links from inside all the html files inside a directory. Can be handy on scripts etc.

using tee to echo to a system file with sudo privileges
We sometimes need to change kernel parameters by echoing the file . This needs root privilege and if we do it using sudo like this , it fails $ sudo echo ondemand > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor -bash: /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_governor: Permission denied We can achieve this with the tee command by just doing sudo without logging as root user http://www.zaman4linux.in/2010/09/using-tee-to-echo-to-system-file-with.html

Network Folder Copy with Monitoring ( tar + nc + pv )
Transfer tar stream thru nc with pv montoiring taken from: http://www.catonmat.net/blog/unix-utilities-pipe-viewer/


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