Commands by pepin (10)

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Unsetting HISTFILE avoid getting current session history list saved.

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connect via ssh using mac address
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check open ports without netstat or lsof

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Examine processes generating traffic on your website
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Recall “N”th command from your BASH history without executing it.


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