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G - uses VT100 line drawing
a - shows command line arguments of process
p - prints PID of process
For other options, man pstree :)
One can test their python regex matching using this shell function.
rgx_match "translate\s*\(([0-9-.]+),([0-9-.]+)\)" "translate(162.11517,76.817357)"
wanna know something about your hardware? how about EVERYTHING?? then this should do ya well
if you lose your sound, this will restart alsa and you will get your sound back
Print 0 through 99, each on a separate line.
Find all files that contain string XXX in them, change the string from XXX to YYY, make a backup copy of the file and save a list of files changed in /tmp/fileschanged.
Will unmount a mount that has already dropped but is locked by a process.
srchpymod cairo Surface
['ImageSurface', 'PDFSurface', 'PSSurface', 'SVGSurface', 'Surface', 'SurfacePattern', 'XlibSurface']
cd - would return to the previous directory of your cd command. NB: previous dir is always stored in $OLDPWD variable.
After you install/remove lots of packages, there are many packages marked with 'rc'. This script help you to purge these packages, it will save some spaces from your disk.
This command is more for demonstrating piping to vim and jumping to a specific line than anything else.
Exit vim with :q!
+23 jumps to line 23
- make vim receive the data from the pipe
Just a quick and simple one to demonstrate Bash For loop. Copies 'file' to multiple ssh hosts.
Find random strings within /dev/urandom. Using grep filter to just Alphanumeric characters, and then print the first 30 and remove all the line feeds.
(relies on 'imagemagick')
Convert all .png files to .gif. This can also go the other way if you reverse the file extensions in the command, e.g.:
for file in *.gif; do convert "$file" "$(basename $file .gif).png"; done
If the file is named 'example1.png' it will be named 'example1.gif' when it is complete.
(relies on 'imagemagick')
This command will convert all .pdf files in a directory into a 800px (wide or height, whichever is smaller) image (with the aspect ratio kept) .jpg.
If the file is named 'example1.pdf' it will be named 'example1.jpg' when it is complete.
This is a VERY worthwhile command! People pay hundreds of dollars for this in the Windows world.
My .jpg files average between 150kB to 300kB, but your's may differ.
.daa is a non-standard disk image format that can not be read by any other program. This is how you can extract the files though.
PowerISO binary for Linux: http://www.poweriso.com/poweriso-1.3.tar.gz
"This is a free utility for linux which can extract, list, and convert image files (including ISO, BIN, DAA, and other formats). Type " poweriso -? " for detailed usage information. File Size: 278KB"
In July 2008, there was an uproar over Foxconn motherboards feeding Linux installs incorrect ACPI information (http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=869249).
Foxconn has gladly corrected their mistake, but make sure it's not happening on your motherboard!
After running the command, just view the 'dsdt.dsl' in any editor you like.