Tips & Tricks


Need to see the calendar for this month? Simply type "cal".  To see the
whole year, type "cal -y".
		-- Dru <genesis at istar.ca>
Need to see which daemons are listening for connection requests? Use
"sockstat -4l" for IPv4, and "sockstat -l" for IPv4 and IPv6.
		-- Dru <genesis at istar.ca>
Need to see your routing table? Type "netstat -rn". The entry with the G
flag is your gateway.
		-- Dru <genesis at istar.ca>
Nice bash prompt: PS1='(\[$(tput md)\]\t <\w>\[$(tput me)\]) $(echo $?) \$ '
		-- Mathieu <mathieu at hal.interactionvirtuelle.com>
Over quota?  "du -s * | sort -n " will give you a sorted list of your
directory sizes.
		-- David Scheidt <dscheidt at tumbolia.com>
nc(1) (or netcat) is useful not only for redirecting input/output to
TCP or UDP connections, but also for proxying them with inetd(8).
sh (the default Bourne shell in FreeBSD) supports command-line editing.  Just
``set -o emacs'' or ``set -o vi'' to enable it.
Simple tcsh prompt: set prompt = '
# '
The default editor in FreeBSD is vi, which is efficient to use when you have
learned it, but somewhat user-unfriendly.  To use ee (an easier but less
powerful editor) instead, set the environment variable EDITOR to /usr/bin/ee
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