Commands by gburiola (1)

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repeat a command every one second
Short method of "while x=0; do foo ; sleep 1 ; done"

Remove all unused kernels with apt-get

Recursively find top 20 largest files (> 1MB) sort human readable format
Search for files and list the 20 largest. $ find . -type f gives us a list of file, recursively, starting from here (.) $ -print0 | xargs -0 du -h separate the names of files with NULL characters, so we're not confused by spaces then xargs run the du command to find their size (in human-readable form -- 64M not 64123456) $ | sort -hr use sort to arrange the list in size order. sort -h knows that 1M is bigger than 9K $ | head -20 finally only select the top twenty out of the list

start vim in diff mode
vim will open both files side by side and show colored diffs

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"

Search manpages for a keyword
Search manpages for a keyword. Very useful when you don't know where to find the information.

back ssh from firewalled hosts
host B (you) redirects a modem port (62220) to his local ssh. host A is a remote machine (the ones that issues the ssh cmd). once connected port 5497 is in listening mode on host B. host B just do a ssh -p 5497 -l user and reaches the remote host'ssh. This can be used also for vnc and so on.

blktrace - generate traces of the i/o traffic on block devices
blktrace is a block layer IO tracing mechanism which provide detailed information about request queue operations up to user space. blkparse will combine streams of events for various devices on various CPUs, and produce a formatted output the the event information. It take the output of above tool blktrace and convert those information into fency readable form.

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

(Debian/Ubuntu) Discover what package a file belongs to
Works similar to dpkg -S, but uses the locatedb and is thus inarguably a lot faster - if the locatedb is current.

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