Commands by thedod (3)

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Checks the syntax of all PHP files in and below the current working directory
Uses the PHP binary to check the syntax of all .php files in or below the current working directory. Really handy for doing that last minute check before you commit code to the repository.

Go to the Nth line of file [text editor]
This is not printing, real editing using the text editor.

Print a list of standard error codes and descriptions.
Written by jmcnamara Taken from http://www.perlmonks.org/?node_id=274896

Lists all listening ports together with the PID of the associated process
Lists all opened sockets (not only listeners), no DNS resolution (so it's fast), the process id and the user holding the socket. Previous samples were limiting to TCP too, this also lists UDP listeners.

Rename files in batch

Show highlighted text with full terminal width
Show a full terminal line inverted with custom text.

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"

Prefix every line with a timestamp


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