Commands by knoppix5 (55)

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Lists all usernames in alphabetical order
Save some CPU, and some PIDs. :)

Check for Firewall Blockage.
This is just one method of checking to see if an IP is blocked via IP tables or CSF. Simple and to the point. Replace xx.xx.xx.xx with the IP you wish to check.

Write comments to your history.
A null operation with the name 'comment', allowing comments to be written to HISTFILE. Prepending '#' to a command will *not* write the command to the history file, although it will be available for the current session, thus '#' is not useful for keeping track of comments past the current session.

Run a long job and notify me when it's finished
You will need libnotify-bin for this to work: $ sudo aptitude install libnotify-bin

Shows physically connected drives (SCSI or SATA)
This will show all physically connected SATA (and SCSI) drives on your system. This is particularly useful when troubleshooting hard disks.... or when a mount point seems to be missing.

if you are working in two different directories; e.g. verifying files in your home directory; ls ~/ and you need to cd to the /etc/directory. you can enter 'cd -' (no single quotes) to go back and forth between directories.

sort ip by count quickly with awk from apache logs
creates associative array from apache logs, assumes "combined" log format or similar. replace awk column to suit needs. bandwidth per ip is also useful. have fun. I haven't found a more efficient way to do this as yet. sorry, FIXED TYPO: log file should obviously go after awk, which then pipes into sort.

Find the package that installed a command

Nicely display permissions in octal format with filename
Nicely display permissions in octal format and filename for a given directory

Get your external IP address
Yeah I know it's been up here a million times, but this service is a really clean and nice one. Nothing but your IP address on it. Actually I was to write something like this, and noticed this on appspot... ;)


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