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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"

List the size (in human readable form) of all sub folders from the current location

Rename files in batch

Simple colourized JSON formatting for BASH
Leave out pygmentize or `pip install pygments` first.

Compute the average number of KB per file for each dir
Use this to find identify if dirs mostly contain large or small files.

Create a mirror of a local folder, on a remote server
Create a exact mirror of the local folder "/root/files", on remote server 'remote_server' using SSH command (listening on port 22) (all files & folders on destination server/folder will be deleted)

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

list files in mtime order
Simple but useful; list files in the current directory in mtime order. Useful if you've been working on something and then take a day or two off.

Both view and pipe the file without saving to disk
This is a cool trick to view the contents of the file on /dev/pts/0 (or whatever terminal you're using), and also send the contents of that file to another program by way of an unnamed pipe. All the while, you've not bothered saving any extra data to disk, like you might be tempted to do with sed or grep to filter output.

Remove all the files except abc in the directory
This is for zsh with extended globbing.


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