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Formatted list - WWNs of all LUNs
Use `scsi_id` to positively identify which LUNs are which (i.e. compare with the list of LUNs you created on your disk array) (shown: RHEL5 usage) Debian usage: $ # for i in /dev/sd* ; do wwn=`/lib/udev/scsi_id -g --device $i` ; [ "$wwn" != "" ] && echo -e ${i##*/}'\t'$wwn ;done

Find broken symlinks
Locate broken symlinks in the current directory. Also useful, to remove broken links: $ find . -type l ! -exec test -e {} \; -print0 | xargs -0 rm

Another way to calculate sum size of all files matching a pattern
Here the pattern is '*.jar', you could pass in any pattern. Another, maybe nicer way to do this is http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1921/summarise-the-size-of-all-files-matching-a-simple-regex You could replace sed with tr

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"

Convert a Python interactive session to a python script
Used to copy and paste a terminal buffer of a python interactive session into an editor

find filenames and directory names that doesn't conform ISO 9660 level 2
You might want to check what file and directory names would be renamed or chopped if you create iso 9660 level 2 image out of them. Use this command to check first.

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Search previous commands from your .bash_history
This is not actually a command, it's just a keyboard shortchut. But a very useful one.

disable history for current shell session


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