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Apply new patch for a directory (originDir)

Number of .... indicate how far down to cd
Use dots to cd down directories instead of having to remember all of the pesky back slashes! Better yet, works on even and odd number of dots! Now, just estimate how far down you want to traverse.

ssh to machine behind shared NAT
Useful to get network access to a machine behind shared IP NAT. Assumes you have an accessible jump host and physical console or drac/ilo/lom etc access to run the command. Run the command on the host behind NAT then ssh connect to your jump host on port 2222. That connection to the jump host will be forwarded to the hidden machine. Note: Some older versions of ssh do not acknowledge the bind address (0.0.0.0 in the example) and will only listen on the loopback address.

Update grub menu.lst
Remove all commented lines Remove all blank lines Show the menu Up the delay so you have enough time to select a kernel Remove the quiet so you can watch the entire boot Add a rootdelay for san attached storage booting

check open ports without netstat or lsof

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"

Erase a word
hit BACKSPACE more than once to delete more words

Do some Perl learning...
Prerequisites: module Pod::Webserver installed. You can install it typing: $ sudo perl -MCPAN -e 'install Pod::Webserver' You can replace elinks with your fav browser. For FF: $podwebserver& sleep 2; firefox -remote 'openurl( http://127.0.0.1:8020/, new-tab )' If you have Firefox open, this will pop-up the index web in a new tab.

Remove color codes (special characters) with sed

pipe output of a command to your clipboard
In turn you can get the contents of your clipboard by typing xsel by itself with no arguments: $ xsel This command requires you to install the xsel utility which is free


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