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grep test somefile | grep -v -e error -e critical -e warning
2009-10-24 15:58:11
User: pipping
Functions: grep test
2

You can use -e to pass multiple patterns.

pwgen --alt-phonics --capitalize 9 10
2009-10-24 08:36:36
User: CafeNinja
Tags: Linux terminal
8

Produces secure passwords that satisfy most rules for secure passwords and can be customized for correct output as needed. See "man pwgen" for details.

genpass(){local i x y z h;h=${1:-8};x=({a..z} {A..Z} {0..9});for ((i=0;i<$h;i++));do y=${x[$((RANDOM%${#x[@]}))]};z=$z$y;done;echo $z ;}
2009-10-24 04:32:31
User: twfcc
1

make password randomly, default 8 chars, using bash3.X only, no external program.

genpass() { local h x y;h=${1:-8};x=( {a..z} {A..Z} {0..9} );y=$(echo ${x[@]} | tr ' ' '\n' | shuf -n$h | xargs);echo -e "${y// /}"; }
2009-10-24 04:05:42
User: twfcc
Functions: echo tr
-1

make password randomly, default 8 char

grep 'test' somefile | grep -vE '(error|critical|warning)'
2009-10-23 23:21:36
User: zlemini
Functions: grep
16

Use multiple patterns with grep -v. So you can print all lines in a file except those containing the multiple patterns you specify.

curl -fs brandx.jp.sme 2&>1 > /dev/null || echo brandx.jp.sme ping failed | mail -ne -s'Server unavailable' [email protected]
2009-10-23 14:29:06
User: mccalni
Functions: echo mail ping
Tags: bash ping curl mail
2

Alternative to the ping check if your firewall blocks ping. Uses curl to get the landing page silently, or fail with an error code. You can probably do this with wget as well.

wmctrl -o 2560,0 ;sleep 2 ; echo "FIRE 001" | osd_cat -o 470 -s 8 -c red -d 10 -f -*-bitstream\ vera\ sans-*-*-*--250-*-*-*-*-*-*-* ; sleep 1; wmctrl -o 0,0
2009-10-23 10:00:51
User: m33600
Functions: echo sleep
5

Strip my code to:

wmctrl -o 0,0 # autorotates to the first face. In fact [0-1279],0

wmctrl - 1280,0 # goes to the second face

wmctrl -o 2560,0 # goes to the third face, and so on.

# Use multiples of the horizontal display resolution.

My example work for 1280x800 display, been 1280 the number of interest.

Tweak the number, try a biiiig one and see your cube spinning...

I put a complex example to show how fun things can be, even for my ademco and paradox alarm central network advisor interface xpto etc. It rotates two faces, print the alarm message, and goes back tho where it was.

Tested on BIGLINUX 4.2, equivalent to ubuntu LTS hardy.

Do not forget to activate 3D efects ( compiz cube )

export I=$(date +%s); watch -t -n 1 'T=$(date +%s);E=$(($T-$I));hours=$((E / 3600)) ; seconds=$((E % 3600)) ; minutes=$((seconds / 60)) ; seconds=$((seconds % 60)) ; echo $(printf "%02d:%02d:%02d" $hours $minutes $seconds) | toilet -f shadow'
2009-10-23 07:56:30
User: m33600
Functions: date echo export printf watch
0

already described on the other two versions, this one uses ascii characters on game style to display elapsed time.

export I=$(date +%s); watch -t -n 1 'T=$(date +%s);E=$(($T-$I));hours=$((E / 3600)) ; seconds=$((E % 3600)) ; minutes=$((seconds / 60)) ; seconds=$((seconds % 60)) ; echo $(printf "%02d:%02d:%02d" $hours $minutes $seconds) | osd_cat -o 20 -d 1 -p bottom'
2009-10-23 07:47:11
User: m33600
Functions: date echo export printf watch
0

Variation of the theme, this one blinks in low profile on top level of X, ie, it is visible, indeed small.

Try changing fonts and sizes of osd_cat

export I=$(date +%s); watch -t -n 1 'T=$(date +%s);E=$(($T-$I));hours=$((E / 3600)) ; seconds=$((E % 3600)) ; minutes=$((seconds / 60)) ; seconds=$((seconds % 60)) ; echo $(printf "%02d:%02d:%02d" $hours $minutes $seconds)'
2009-10-23 07:31:44
User: m33600
Functions: date echo export printf watch
3

Works on real time clock, unix time based, decrementing the actual time from initial time saved in an environment variable exported to child process inside watch

Shows elapsed time from start of script in hh:mm:ss format

Non afected by system slow down due to the use of date.

calc(){ awk "BEGIN{ print $* }" ;}
2009-10-23 06:03:07
User: twfcc
Functions: awk
12

simple function , floating point number is supported.

acpi -t | osd_cat -p bottom
2009-10-23 05:22:01
User: m33600
Functions: acpi
2

My firefox overheats my cpu, sometimes above 90 degrees Celsius ( hence the name? )

To keep an eye on temperature, I put this command inside KAlarm ( a kind of cron) to be repeated every minute, for 5 seconds, color red ( default for osd_cat).

Its pretty, ultra small, displays a micro 2 lines text on every desktop and over everything and do not steal focus or interrupt any task. I get the information passively, in the low profile bottom of the screen.

Of course you can use it inside a terminal. Just do it:

watch -n 60 'acpi -t | osd_cat -p bottom'

xset led 3
2009-10-23 00:25:56
User: m33600
5

Usefull as a light blink to remember events, mails, intrusions, etc... yet another output

Since nobody ever uses the scroll lock function...

Usefull to interface a linux system with some hardware, for example, opto interfacing the keyboard led to a relay to remotely reset, etc. ( a simple LDR glued over the LED will do the trick )

xset led 3 turns on the third led, ie, Scroll lock

xset -led 3 turns it off

xset led 1 turns on Numerical Lock led ( doesn t work on all computer )

xset led 2 turns on Caps Lock led ( idem )

Using it as a reset watchdog, the relay expected light pulses. Shall the computer hangs, the relay releases and reset the machine ( discharge of a capacitor ) ;-)

declare -f [ function_name ]
set | fgrep " ()"
2009-10-22 17:48:54
User: haivu
Functions: fgrep set
1

If you issue the "set" command, you'll see a list of variables and functions. This command displays just those functions' names.

awk 'BEGIN{dir=DIR?DIR:ENVIRON["PWD"];l=split(dir,parts,"/");last="";for(i=1;i<l+1;i++){d=last"/"parts[i];gsub("//","/",d);system("ls -ld \""d"\"");last=d}}'
2009-10-22 16:28:07
User: arcege
Functions: awk
-1

Handled all within awk. Takes the value from $PWD and constructs directory structures and runs commands against them. The gsub() call is not necessary, but added for better visibility.

If a variable DIR is given on the awk command-line, then that directory is used instead:

awk -vDIR=$HOME/.ssh 'BEGIN{dir=DIR?...}'
shuf -i 1-49 | head -n6 | sort -n| xargs
2009-10-22 12:54:08
User: ioggstream
Functions: head sort
5

note the xargs at the end

pushd .> /dev/null; cd /; for d in `echo $OLDPWD | sed -e 's/\// /g'`; do cd $d; echo -n "$d "; ls -ld .; done; popd >/dev/null
2009-10-22 12:32:11
User: syladmin
Functions: cd echo ls sed
Tags: permissions
0

Can easily be scripted in order to show permission "tree" from any folder. Can also be formated with

column -t

{ pushd .> /dev/null; cd /; for d in `echo $OLDPWD | sed -e 's/\// /g'`; do cd $d; echo -n "$d "; ls -ld .; done; popd >/dev/null ; } | column -t

from http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/3731/using-column-to-format-a-directory-listing

echo $(shuf -i 1-49 | head -n6 | sort -n)
flip -u <filenames>
touch -r "$FILE1" "$FILE2"
2009-10-21 13:53:59
User: kobayashison
Functions: touch
2

atime and mtime timestamps of $FILE2 is changed according to the ones of $FILE1. If $FILE2 doesn't exist is created.

shopt -s dotglob
PROMPT_COMMAND="history -a"
2009-10-21 12:33:25
User: danam
Tags: history bash,
2

This could be added to .bashrc. Background: Linux usually saves history only on clean exit of shell. If shell ends unclean, history is lost. Also numerous terminals might confuse their history. With this variable set, history is immedeately written, accessible to all other open shells.

wmsetbg -s -u path_to_wallpaper
2009-10-21 11:23:54
User: eastwind
1

set directly the wallpaper on windowmaker , use this command with display of imagemagick :)

mencoder mf://image1.jpg,image2.jpg,image3.jpg -mf w=800:h=600:fps=25:type=jpeg -ovc copy -oac copy -o output.avi
2009-10-21 09:17:22
User: eastwind
-1

syntax :

mencoder mf://filemask -mf

option availble for mf :

* w=value : the width of the output, by d?fault : autodetected

* h=value : height of the output, by default : autodetected

* fps=value : framerate of the output, by default : 25

* type=value : file format type input , avaible: jpeg, png, tga, sgi