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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 directory named after current date
Not a discovery but a useful one nontheless. In the above example date format is 'yyyymmdd'. For other possible formats see 'man date'. This command can be also very convenient when aliased to some meaningful name: $ alias mkdd='mkdir $(date +%Y%m%d)'

find the biggest files recursively, no matter how many
This command will find the biggest files recursively under a certain directory, no matter if they are too many. If you try the regular commands ("find -type f -exec ls -laSr {} +" or "find -type f -print0 | xargs -0 ls -laSr") the sorting won't be correct because of command line arguments limit. This command won't use command line arguments to sort the files and will display the sorted list correctly.

Check if the LHC has destroyed the world
This says if the LHC has destroyed the world. Run it in a loop to monitor the state of Earth. Might not work reliable, if the world has actually been destroyed.

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

Solaris get PID socket
Command line to get which PID is opening a socket on IP and PORT. Only useful under Solaris.

Download all images from a 4chan thread
first grep all href images then sed the url part then wget

Move cursor to end of line

When feeling down, this command helps
$ sudo apt-get install sl $ man sl

Skip over .svn directories when using the
Put the positive clauses after the '-o' option.


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