[wget, grep, nano, ps, ssh] Top 5 Commands
wget -O filename http://url.com
-O is for
--output-document. This flag let’s you specify the file to which save in/as. an output document
-O file --output-document=file
Use of -O is not intended to mean simply “use the name file instead of the one in the URL;” rather, it is analogous to shell redirection:
wget -O file http://foois intended to work like
wget -O - http://foo > file;file will be truncated immediately, and all downloaded content will be written there.
-c is for
> Continue getting a partially-downloaded file. This is useful when you want to finish up a download started by a previous instance of Wget, or by another program. For instance:
wget -c ftp://sunsite.doc.ic.ac.uk/ls-lR.Z
find text or patterns within files
grep -i -R towel
grep everything on your computer for towel.
-i is for
--ignore-case, case insenitive search
-r is for
--recursive, read all files under each directory recursively
-R is for
--dereference-recursive, read all files under each directory recursively and follow symlinks too, unlike
-r which only follows suymlinks if they are on the command line.
editor - simple yet versatile
nano is installed by default in most distros. and it is WYSIWIG, unlike Vim.
process status, good for power users
sort by cpu usage:
ps -aux k%cpu
find how much resources a program is using by piping the result to grep
ps -aux | grep chromium
kill a program
kill -9 pid
secure login to virtual location
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org -D 8080