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Kills all processes owned by user MYWIFE (replace MYWIFE with username or ID of your choice)
(Thanks, porges, for the better command)
Reads psuedorandom bytes from /dev/urandom, filtering out non-printable ones. Other character classes can be used, such as [:alpha:], [:digit:] and [:alnum:]. To get a string of 10 lowercase letters:
tr -dc '[:lower:]' < /dev/urandom | head -c 10
Type ^u at password prompt to clear a mistyped password.
Einstein's razor: As simple as possible, but not simpler.
On the destination machine netcat listens on any port (1234 in the example) and sends anything it receives into a file or pipe. On the source machine a separate netcat takes input from a file or pipe and sends it over the network to the listener.
This is great between machines on a LAN where you don't care about authentication, encryption, or compression and I would recommend it for being simpler than anything else in this situation. Over the internet you should use something with better security.
Greps IRC logs for phrases and lists users who said them.
Generated XML files often are poorly formatted. Use this command to properly indent and normalize the file in-place.
converts non-ISO dos text files for use on unix systems.
...changes modify time and access time. also:
touch -r [file1] [file2] # make file2 timestamp match file1
tar's directory and sends to netcat listening on port 10000
On the client end:
netcat [server ip] 10000 | tar xfvz -
This will send it over the network and extract it on the clients machine.
shows which shared lib files are pointed to by the dynamic linker.
Must be done as root - will cause subsequent ssh connections to use the identities available via the [user]'s agent socket.
Replaces A with B in binary file "orig" and saves the result to "new". You must have the hex representations of A & B. Try od: echo -e "A\c" | od -An -x
Useful when you're trying to unmount a volume and other sticky situations where a rogue process is annoying the hell out of you.
Scan pages in, clean them up in an image editor, save to individual files. Use this command to convert each page to PDF. Combine in Acrobat Professional, and use the built-in OCR with the "Searchable Image (Exact)" option. Gives excellent image quality and file size (avoids awful JPEG image recompression that Acrobat and other OCR systems tend to do.)
Use this to turn a page with snippets of equations into vector paths that Adobe Illustrator can handle without choking on font embedding and substitution issues. Good for keeping fonts consistent when labeling charts and diagrams. Also good for embedding formulas into diagrams.
prompts for a search term and then pulls down the first result from google images
If you use Mac OS X or some other *nix variant that doesn't come with ssh-copy-id, this one-liner will allow you to add your public key to a remote machine so you can subsequently ssh to that machine without a password.
shows all RPMs with files in the current directory & its subdirectories.
deletes logs not modified in over [#] days - modify to compress or move, as needed