Report summary of string occurrence by time period (hour)

cat z.log | grep Timeout | cut -d ':' -f1 | sort | uniq -c
useful to count events in logs
Sample Output
     28 2012-02-24 08
    122 2012-02-24 09
    110 2012-02-24 10
     95 2012-02-24 11

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By: hute37
2012-02-28 17:22:17

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I'll never understand why people do this: cat file | grep string instead of this: grep string file
Fudo · 394 weeks and 1 day ago
maybe because someone think the true command is ... "whatever" | mycommand | "whatever"
hute37 · 394 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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