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Start a terminal with three open tabs
If you launch gnome-terminal manually, you can start with three open tabs

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"

grep processes list avoiding the grep itself
Trick to avoid the form: grep process | grep - v grep

Summarize Apache Extended server-status to show longest running requests
Ever need to know why Apache is bogging down *right now*? Hate scanning Apache's Extended server-status for the longest running requests? Me, too. That's why I use this one liner to quickly find suspect web scripts that might need review. Assuming the Extended server-status is reachable at the target URL desired, this one-liner parses the output through elinks (rendering the HTML) and shows a list of active requests sorted by longest running request at the bottom of the list. I include the following fields (as noted in the header line): Seconds: How long the request is alive PID: Process ID of the request handler State: State of the request, limited to what I think are the relevant ones (GCRK_.) IP: Remote Host IP making the request Domain: Virtual Host target (HTTP/1.1 Host: header). Important for Virtual Hosting servers TYPE: HTTP verb URL: requested URL being served. Putting this in a script that runs when triggered by high load average can be quite revealing. Can also capture "forgotten" scripts being exploited such as "formmail.pl", etc.

Create a simple playlist sort by Genre using mp3info

Stripping ^M at end of each line for files

Insert the last argument of the previous command
for example if you did a: $ ls -la /bin/ls then $ ls !$ is equivalent to doing a $ ls /bin/ls

Cleanup firefox's database.
For Mac OS X users only

Show all configured ipv4
Short list of all ip. Shows even the newly supported multiple ip address on the same interface (see eth1). For ipv6 use -6

Beep siren
Infinitely plays beeps with sinusoidally changing sound frequency. Ideal for alarm on an event.


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