Monday, June 25, 2007

Advanced unix/linux commands

1) Find a file in the whole computer --> find / -type f -name
2) Find a file pattern --> find . -type f -name "*
*" -print
3) Delete all cores in the system --> find / -type f -name core -exec /bin/rm -f {} \;
4) Find all files with a word in them --> find . -type f -exec grep -l
{} \;
5) Find files modified longer than a month ago --> find . -type f -ctime +30 -print
6) Use found files more then once with xargs --> find . -name "*.c" -print xargs -i cp {} {}.bak
7) Don't search in nfs mounted filesystems --> find . -local ...
8) Look for files larger than 1 megabyte --> find /path -size 1000000c -print
9) Run find but discard the "permission denied"'s find ... 2>/dev/null ( in sh/bash/ksh only)
10) How to find the disk usages --> du -S sort -n > chksize.txt
11) How to get the disk space usage --> df -h (this will show space in readable format)
12) Getting folder size in readable format --> du -hs /path/to/folder
13) Sorting the files in Linux by file size --> ls -Shl more

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