Commands tagged sort (165)

  • Same as the rest, but handle IPv6 short IPs. Also, sort in the order that you're probably looking for. Show Sample Output


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    netstat -ntu | awk ' $5 ~ /^(::ffff:|[0-9|])/ { gsub("::ffff:","",$5); print $5}' | cut -d: -f1 | sort | uniq -c | sort -nr
    mrwulf · 2013-09-10 19:28:06 0
  • bit of a contrived example and playing to my OCD but nice for quick scripted output of listening ports which is sorted by port, ip address and protocol. Show Sample Output


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    sudo netstat -plntu --inet | sort -t: -k2,2n | sort --stable -t. -k 1,1n -k 2,2n -k 3,3n -k 4,4n | sort -s -t" " -k1,1
    thechile · 2013-08-13 09:21:26 0
  • Goes through all files in the directory specified, uses `stat` to print out last modification time, then sorts numerically in reverse, then uses cut to remove the modified epoch timestamp and finally head to only output the last 10 modified files. Note that on a Mac `stat` won't work like this, you'll need to use either: find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 stat -f '%m%t%Sm %12z %N' | sort -nr | cut -f2- | head or alternatively do a `brew install coreutils` and then replace `stat` with `gstat` in the original command. Show Sample Output


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    find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 stat -c'%Y :%y %12s %n' | sort -nr | cut -d: -f2- | head
    HerbCSO · 2013-08-03 09:53:46 2
  • The other commands were good, but they included packages that were installed and then removed. This command only shows packages that are currently installed, sorts smallest to largest, and formats the sizes to be human readable. Show Sample Output


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    dpkg-query --show --showformat='${Package;-50}\t${Installed-Size}\n' `aptitude --display-format '%p' search '?installed!?automatic'` | sort -k 2 -n | grep -v deinstall | awk '{printf "%.3f MB \t %s\n", $2/(1024), $1}'
    EvilDennisR · 2013-07-26 23:18:20 0
  • This uses the ability of find (at least the one from GNU findutils that is shiped with most linux distros) to display change time as part of its output. No xargs needed.


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    find -printf "%C@ %p\n"|sort
    oivvio · 2013-06-19 10:42:49 2

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    awk '{print $1}' ~/.bash_history | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn | head -n 10
    nesses · 2013-05-03 16:24:30 0

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    groups $(cut -f1 -d":" /etc/passwd) | sort
    tpaisndbgps · 2013-04-27 07:12:22 0
  • Finds files modified today since 00:00, removes ugly dotslash characters in front of every filename, and sorts them. *EDITED* with the advices coming from flatcap (thanks!)


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    find -maxdepth 1 -type f -newermt "00:00" -printf "%f\n" | sort
    TetsuyO · 2013-03-23 12:50:01 4
  • This command is more robust because it handles spaces, newlines and control characters in filenames. It uses printf, not ls, to determine file size.


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    count=0;while IFS= read -r -d '' line; do echo "${line#* }"; ((++count==5)) && break; done < <(find . -type f -printf '%s %p\0' | sort -znr)
    sharfah · 2013-03-19 17:19:26 0
  • Find top 5 big files


    -3
    find . -type f -exec ls -s {} \; | sort -n -r | head -5
    opexxx · 2013-03-19 12:16:24 1
  • Get the longest match of file extension (Ex. For 'foo.tar.gz', you get '.tar.gz' instead of '.gz') Show Sample Output


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    find /some/path -type f -printf '%f\n' | grep -o '\..\+$' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn
    skkzsh · 2013-03-18 14:42:29 1
  • If you have GNU findutils, you can get only the file name with find /some/path -type f -printf '%f\n' instead of find /some/path -type f | gawk -F/ '{print $NF}' Show Sample Output


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    find /some/path -type f | gawk -F/ '{print $NF}' | gawk -F. '/\./{print $NF}' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn
    skkzsh · 2013-03-18 14:40:26 0
  • Enhanced version: fixes sorting by human readable numbers, and filters out non MB or GB entries that have a G or an M in their name.


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    du --max-depth=1 -h * |sort -h -k 1 |egrep '(M|G)\s'
    TerDale · 2013-02-14 08:56:56 0

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    ls -a | du --max-depth=1 -h 2>/dev/null |sort -h
    majar · 2013-02-13 12:28:47 0

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    du --max-depth=1 -h * |sort -n -k 1 |egrep 'M|G'
    leonteale · 2013-02-07 18:52:29 0
  • This is a modified version of the OP, wrapped into a bash function. This version handles newlines and other whitespace correctly, the original has problems with the thankfully rare case of newlines in the file names. It also allows checking an arbitrary number of directories against each other, which is nice when the directories that you think might have duplicates don't have a convenient common ancestor directory.


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    find-duplicates () { find "$@" -not -empty -type f -printf "%s\0" | sort -rnz | uniq -dz | xargs -0 -I{} -n1 find "$@" -type f -size {}c -print0 | xargs -0 md5sum | sort | uniq -w32 --all-repeated=separate; }
    mpeschke · 2013-01-23 23:20:26 0

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    getent passwd | cut -d: -f1 | sort
    theftf · 2012-09-12 17:16:54 0
  • the -h option of du and sort (on appropriate distrib) makes output "Human" readable and still sorted by "reversed size" (sort -rh) Show Sample Output


    0
    du -sh /home/*|sort -rh|head -n 10
    toaster · 2012-09-12 11:54:06 0
  • The lastb command presents you with the history of failed login attempts (stored in /var/log/btmp). The reference file is read/write by root only by default. This can be quite an exhaustive list with lots of bots hammering away at your machine. Sometimes it is more important to see the scale of things, or in this case the volume of failed logins tied to each source IP. The awk statement determines if the 3rd element is an IP address, and if so increments the running count of failed login attempts associated with it. When done it prints the IP and count. The sort statement sorts numerically (-n) by column 3 (-k 3), so you can see the most aggressive sources of login attempts. Note that the ':' character is the 2nd column, and that the -n and -k can be combined to -nk. Please be aware that the btmp file will contain every instance of a failed login unless explicitly rolled over. It should be safe to delete/archive this file after you've processed it. Show Sample Output


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    sudo lastb | awk '{if ($3 ~ /([[:digit:]]{1,3}\.){3}[[:digit:]]{1,3}/)a[$3] = a[$3]+1} END {for (i in a){print i " : " a[i]}}' | sort -nk 3
    sgowie · 2012-09-11 14:51:10 0
  • Count on a specific port (80) - FreeBSD friendly. Show Sample Output


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    netstat -an | grep 80 | wc -l
    mrhassell · 2012-09-05 06:17:09 0
  • This sorts files in multiple directories by their modification date. Note that sorting is done at the end using "sort", instead of using the "-ltr" options to "ls". This ensures correct results when sorting a large number of files, in which case "find" will call "ls" multiple times.


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    find . -type f -exec ls -l --full-time {} + | sort -k 6,7
    quadcore · 2012-08-03 22:22:51 0
  • "-exec" ftw.


    0
    find . -type f -exec du -sh {} + | sort -hr | head
    mrfixit42 · 2012-08-03 04:24:36 0
  • This requires a version of GNU find that supports the -exec {} + action, but it seems more straightforward than the versions already posted. Show Sample Output


    0
    find . -type f -exec ls -shS {} + | head -10
    erichamion · 2012-07-28 17:21:46 0

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    find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 du -h | sort -hr | head -10
    netaxiz · 2012-06-30 10:03:31 1

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    find . -type f -print0 | xargs -0 du -h | sort -hr | head
    mesuutt · 2012-06-29 12:43:06 3
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