Show complete URL in netstat output

netstat -pnut -W | column -t -s $'\t'
This takes all of the tab spaces, and uses column to put them into the appropriately sized table.
Sample Output
Active Internet connections (w/o servers)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address           Foreign Address         State       PID/Program name
tcp        0      0     ESTABLISHED 7211/xchat      
tcp        0      0    ESTABLISHED 37550/ssh       
tcp        0      0      ESTABLISHED 36789/ssh       
tcp        0      0         ESTABLISHED 7405/ssh        
tcp        0      0   xxx.xx.x.xx:22          ESTABLISHED 32981/ssh       
tcp        0      0      ESTABLISHED 9419/ssh        

By: Nadiar
2014-05-03 00:48:53

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  • The -W switch of netstat makes it print complete URL of the connections, which otherwise by default is truncated to fit its default column size. Now to compensate for irregular column sizes, pipe the output to column (-t switch of column prints in tabular form). The only downside to this part is that the very first row, the header, goes pear shape. Show Sample Output

    netstat -tup -W | column -t
    b_t · 2014-01-08 22:39:01 0

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