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List just the executable files (or directories) in current directory
Does an 'ls' on just the files and directories in the current directory with an execute bit turned on. This version will list directories. Just tack on "-type f" to the start of the find to omit listing directories and list only files.

randomize hostname and mac address, force dhcp renew. (for anonymous networking)
this string of commands will release your dhcp address, change your mac address, generate a new random hostname and then get a new dhcp lease.

Quickly create an alias for changing into the current directory
Put the function in your .bashrc and use "map [alias]" to create the alias you want. Just be careful to not override an existing alias.

Run any GUI program remotely
$ ssh -X example.org xeyes The SSH server configuration requires: X11Forwarding yes # this is default in Debian And it's convenient too: Compression delayed

eDirectory LDAP Search for Statistics
Find statistics for an Edirectory server form LDAPsearch. We have a lot more examples at: http://ldapwiki.willeke.com/wiki/Ldapsearch%20Examples The full command got shut off it is: ldapsearch -h ldapserver.willeke.com -p636 -e C:\mydata\treerootcert.der -b "" -s base -D cn=admin,ou=administration,dc=willeke,dc=com -w secretpwd "(objectclass=*)" chainings removeEntryOps referralsReturned listOps modifyRDNOps repUpdatesIn repUpdatesOut strongAuthBinds addEntryOps compareOps wholeSubtreeSearchOps modifyEntryOps searchOps errors simpleAuthBinds inOps oneLevelSearchOps inBytes abandonOps bindSecurityErrors securityErrors unAuthBinds outBytes extendedOps readOps dsaName directoryTreeName vendorVersion vendorName

Quick command line math
expr will give you a quick way to do basic math from the CLI. Make sure you escape things like * and leave a space between operators and digits.

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"

Define shell variable HISTIGNORE so that comments (lines starting with #) appear in shell history
I was surprised to find that with RedHat bash, I could not find any comment lines (begining with #) in my bash shell history. Surprised because in Mageia Linux this works. It turns out that RedHat's bash will keep comment lines if in my .bashrc, I define: export HISTIGNORE=' cd "`*: PROMPT_COMMAND=?*?' Why have comment lines in shell history? It's a handy and convenient way to make proto-commands (to be completed later) and for storing brief text data that is searchable in shell history.

List only directories, one per line

Find the package that installed a command


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