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RTFM function
Simple edit to work for OSX. Now just add this to your ~/.profile and `source ~/.profile`

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"

Find the package a command belongs to on debian-based distros

tunnel vnc port
Foward vnc securely from exampleserver.com

How to pull out lines between two patterns
This command will display all lines between 2 patterns: word-a and word-b useful for grepping command outputs from file

List only directories, one per line

make a log of a terminal session
Creates a log of a session in a file called typescript. Or specify the file with: $script filename Exit the session with control-d.

Get the full path to a file
Part of coreutils - so needs no extra package...

Create a tar file with the current date in the name.
Same, but count of signs is little less :) .

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"


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