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Searches $PATH for files using grep
Best to put it in a file somewhere in your path. (I call the file spath) #!/bin/bash IFS=:; find $PATH | grep $1 Usage: $ spath php

Get your external IP address
Request all information about my IP address in json format

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"

Tell what is encoded in a float, given its HEX bytes
It handles all possible combination of the hex bytes, including NaNs, Infinities, Normalized and Subnormal Numbers... $ This crazy DC stuff spent me a few days to write, optimize, polish and squeeze so that it works within the tight 255 character bound... $ You can modify it easily for other IEEE754 numbers, say, half, double, double-extended, quadruple $ (I hope someone will find this useful and submit more dc code to commandlinefu!)

Restore user,group and mod of an entire website
I often use it at my work, on an ovh server with root ssh access and often have to change mod after having finished an operation. This command, replace the user, group and mod by the one required by apache to work.

Delete all but the latest 5 files
yes 6 (tail from 6th line)

run a command whenever a file is touched
This is useful if you'd like to see the output of a script while you edit it. Each time you save the file the command is executed. I thought for sure something like this already exists - and it probably does. I'm on an older system and tend to be missing some useful things. Examples: $ ontouchdo yourscript 'clear; yourscript somefiletoparse' Edit yourscript in a separate window and see new results each time you save. $ ontouchdo crufty.html 'clear; xmllint --noout crufty.html 2>&1 | head' Keep editing krufty.html until the xmllint window is empty. Note: Mac/bsd users should use stat -f%m. If you don't have stat, you can use perl -e '$f=shift; @s=stat($f); print "$s[9]\n";' $1

Use Kernighan & Ritchie coding style in C program

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Schedule Nice Background Commands That Won't Die on Logout - Alternative to nohup and at
Check out the usage of 'trap', you may not have seen this one much. This command provides a way to schedule commands at certain times by running them after sleep finishes sleeping. In the example 'sleep 2h' sleeps for 2 hours. What is cool about this command is that it uses the 'trap' builtin bash command to remove the SIGHUP trap that normally exits all processes started by the shell upon logout. The 'trap 1' command then restores the normal SIGHUP behaviour. It also uses the 'nice -n 19' command which causes the sleep process to be run with minimal CPU. Further, it runs all the commands within the 2nd parentheses in the background. This is sweet cuz you can fire off as many of these as you want. Very helpful for shell scripts.


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