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Awesome but often unknown Linux commands and tools

Aug 17, 2011, 19:02 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Keiran Holloway)

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"3. mytop – Similar to top, but designed specifically for MySQL. Gives you an interactive display of what is happening with your MySQL database, in real time. Information such as what queries are being run, amount of data which is being flowing in and out of the database, number of queries being run per second and number of slow queries. This application is once again packaged with most large common Linux distributions.

"4. lsof – This cool little command comes with most Linux Distros as default and allows you to display any files which are currently opened on the system. Especially handy for finding files which have been deleted (and not appearing in the file system) but still resident due to being held open by a current running process."

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