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One liner to kill a process when knowing only the port where the process is running

list files recursively by size

Create a tar of directory structure only

Use top to monitor only all processes with the same name fragment 'foo'
$ pgrep foo may return several pids for process foobar footy01 etc. like this: 11427 12576 12577 sed puts "-p " in front and we pass a list to top: $ top -p 11427 -p 12576 -p 12577

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"

faster version of ls *
I know its not much but is very useful in time consuming scripts (cron, rc.d, etc).

Colorized grep in less
Get your colorized grep output in less(1). This involves two things: forcing grep to output colors even though it's not going to a terminal and telling less to handle those properly.

Find total Terabytes written to a SSD
You must have smartmontools installed for this to work. This also assumes you 512 byte sector sizes, this is pretty standard.


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