Some of the very basic commands I use very freqently on my daily job on my Workstation(MacOS) & on the Remote servers(Linux).


List all instance-id behind the ELB
aws elb describe-load-balancers --output text --load-balancer-names <lb_name> | grep INSTANCES | awk '{print $2}'
Get all the instances public ip-address behind the ELB
aws elb describe-load-balancers --output text --load-balancer-names <lb_name> | grep INSTANCES | awk '{print $2}' | xargs aws ec2 describe-instances --output text --instance-ids | grep INSTANCES | awk '{print $14}'

Launching instance with a instance-store volumes

aws ec2 run-instances --image-id <ami-id> --security-groups <group-name> --instance-type <instance-type> --region <region> --key-name <keypair-name>  --placement AvailabilityZone=us-east-1d --iam-instance-profile Name=<IAM-role-name> --block-device-mappings "[{\"DeviceName\": \"/dev/sdc\",\"VirtualName\":\"ephemeral1\"}]"

Whitelisting ips

aws ec2 authorize-security-group-ingress --group-name <group-name> --ip-permissions '[{"IpProtocol": "tcp", "FromPort": 8000, "ToPort": 8000, "IpRanges": [{"CidrIp": ""}, {"CidrIp": ""}, {"CidrIp": ""}]} ]'

List all users API key ID

for USER in `aws iam list-users --output text | awk '{print $2}' | cut -f2 -d/`; do aws iam list-access-keys --user-name $USER --output text >> iam_user_apikeylist.txt ; done

Calculating AWS S3 billing report

Value / (1024 * 1024 * 1024 * 24)

To change live filesystem journaling option

tune2fs -O has_journal -o journal_data_writeback <part>

Enable hashed b-tree to speed up lookups for large directories

tune2fs -O dir_index <part>
  • dir_index : is a hashed b-tree implementation for ext3, it’s riskfree and adds a bit of performance to your filesystem.

Optimize directories in filesystem

e2fsck -D <part>
  • This option causes e2fsck to try to optimize all directories, either by reindexing them if the filesystem supports directory indexing, or by sorting and compressing directories for smaller directories, or for filesystems using traditional linear directories.

System Profiling

oprofiled --session-dir=/var/lib/oprofile --separate-lib=1 --separate-kernel=1 --separate-thread=0 --separate-cpu=0 --events= --no-vmlinux
sudo opcontrol --no-vmlinux --separate=kernel
sudo opcontrol --deinit; sudo modprobe oprofile timer=1
sudo opcontrol --reset;sudo opcontrol --start
iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 80 -j REDIRECT --to-port 8000

Iptables : List all NAT rules

iptables -t nat -L -n -v

Iptables : Filter based on string

This rule will filter all the HTTP request based on the uri string given

iptables -I INPUT -p tcp --dport 8080 -m string --algo bm --string "status" -j REJECT

Check if host is alive

for I in $HOSTLIST; do  ping -c 2 $I > /dev/null 2> /dev/null; if [ $? = 0 ]; then echo "$I Alive"; else echo "$I Dead"; fi; done

Dump everything on interface eth0

tcpdump -s 65535 -i eth0 -w /home/ec2-user/tcpdump.txt

View packets on port 8998 only for interface eth0

tcpdump -l -XXvvv -i eth0 port 8998

View packets only for a hostname

tcpdump -l -XXvvv hostname

Viewing the complete request

tcpdump -vvvs 1500 -l -A host

To view only for port 25

tcpdump -vv -x -X -s 1500 -i eth1 'port 25'

Recursively display memory usage

echo -en "Time\t\tMemUsage(MB)\n~~~~\t\t~~~~~~~~~~~~\n"; while [ 1 ] ; do  stat=`date && free -m | grep "+ buffer"`;echo $AA | awk '{print $4"\t"$9}' ; sleep 60; done

Deleting a block/multiple-line in a file

sed -i '/<plugins plugin="myplugin"/,/<\/plugins>/d' sample.xml

Extract an RPM package

rpm2cpio rpm.rpm | cpio -idmv

Set username & email

The first thing to do is to set your user name and email address. Every Git commit uses this information, and it’s immutably cooked into your commits.

git config --global "Your Name"
git config --global

Pull with automatic rebase

Force all new branches to automatically use rebase

git config branch.autosetuprebase always

Force existing branches to use rebase

git config branch.<branch-name>.rebase true

revert to last commit

git reset --soft HEAD~1

Empty/Zero a log file without restarting the service which has opened it

> /path/to/logfile.log