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Rapidly invoke an editor to write a long, complex, or tricky command
Next time you are using your shell, try typing ctrl-x e (that is holding control key press x and then e). The shell will take what you've written on the command line thus far and paste it into the editor specified by $EDITOR. Then you can edit at leisure using all the powerful macros and commands of vi, emacs, nano, or whatever.

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"

Create a temporary file
To create directory, use: $ tempdir=$(/bin/mktemp -d)

Print all commands of a user on commandlinefu.com
This utilizes the Requests and BeautifulSoup libraries in Python to retrieve a user page on commandlinefu, parse it (error-tolerant) and extract all the lines of the following format: gzip * To print them, a list comprehension is used to iterate over the values, and join() is called on a newline character.

Get the IP address
gives u each configured IP in a seperate line.

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"

archlinux: shows list of packages that are no longer needed
Shows a list of packages which are no longer needed as dependencies of any package installed on your system.

Send apache log to syslog-ng
Send apache log to syslog-ng server without change configuration of syslog. Just add in httpd.conf or vhost conf.

Search for a string inside all files in the current directory
ack seeks for , list all found files and display everything in nice colors. Look for it in http://betterthangrep.com/

List .log files open by a pid
Uses lsof to display the full path of ".log" files opened by a specified PID.


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