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Linux General Topics

Run Script On Boot - Crontab

Only add sudo if your script needs superuser privileges. Then add this to your crontab:

(sudo) crontab -e

Add to the end of the Cront tab:

@reboot /path/to/

Redirect Output to a File and Stdout With tee

The command you want is named tee:

foo | tee output.file

For example, if you only care about stdout:

ls -a | tee output.file

If you want to include stderr, do:

program [arguments...] 2>&1 | tee outfile

2>&1 redirects channel 2 (stderr/standard error) into channel 1 (stdout/standard output), such that both is written as stdout. It is also directed to the given output file as of the tee command.

Furthermore, if you want to append to the log file, use tee -a as:

program [arguments...] 2>&1 | tee -a outfile

Add Permanent Path to Application

First find the location of the Application/Service:

find / -name ApplicationName

Go to the path where the application is located

cd "../../../ApplicationName"

Run this command for ZSH:

echo 'export PATH="'$(pwd)':$PATH"' >> ~/.zshrc && source ~/.zshrc

Run this command for "Bash Profile":

echo 'export PATH="'$(pwd)':$PATH"' >> ~/.profile && source ~/.profile

Run this command for "Bash":

echo 'export PATH="'$(pwd)':$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrc && source ~/.bashrc

To create a symbolic link in Unix/Linux, at the terminal prompt, enter:

ln -s source_file target_file

to remove symbolic link use the rm command on the link

Update Time Zone

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

Disable IPv6

For current session:

echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/<interface-name>/disable_ipv6
echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/eth0/disable_ipv6


vi /etc/sysctl.conf
net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6 = 1
sudo sysctl -p /etc/sysctl.conf

Max connections on Linux

Add to /etc/sysctl.conf:

fs.file-max = 70000
net.ipv4.tcp_fin_timeout = 10
net.ipv4.ip_local_port_range = 15000 61000
net.core.somaxconn = 1024
net.core.netdev_max_backlog = 2000

Rescan Drives for the OS

echo "- - -" > /sys/class/scsi_host/host0/scan
echo 1 > /sys/class/scsi_device/2\:0\:0\:0/device/rescan

Find PTR Owner - Reversal Look Up

dig NS

Fix Locales

For bash shell run:

echo "export LC_ALL=C" >> ~/.profile && source ~/.profile

For zsh shell run:

echo "export LC_ALL=C" >> ~/.zshrc && source ~/.zshrc

Open Last Edited File

less `ls -dx1tr /usr/local/cpanel/logs/cpbackup/*|tail -1`

Kill Process That Runs More Than X Time

Kill cgi after 30 secs:

for i in `ps -eo pid,etime,cmd|grep cgi|awk '$2 > "00:30" {print $1}'`; do kill $i; done

Update Date and Time on Linux Server

sudo ntpd -qg; sudo hwclock -w

Generate CSR with OpenSSL

Generate key:

openssl genrsa -out private.key 2048

Generate CSR:

openssl req -new -sha256 -key private.key -out mycsr.csr