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wbinfo - Get all users group membership, with primary group starred (Red description for full command)
2014-06-20 20:45:52
User: jaimerosario
Functions: users
Tags: samba wbinfo


for ADUSER in $(wbinfo -u --domain="$(wbinfo --own-domain)" | sort); do WBSEP=$(wbinfo --separator); ADUNAME=$(wbinfo -i "$ADUSER" | cut -d ":" -f5); UINFO=$(wbinfo -i "$ADUSER" | cut -d ":" -f4); SIDG=$(wbinfo -G "$UINFO"); GROUPID=$(wbinfo -s "$SIDG" | sed 's/.\{1\}$//' | cut -d "$WBSEP" -f2); echo -e "$ADUSER ($ADUNAME)\n$(printf '%.s-' {1..32})\n\t[*] $GROUPID"; for GID in $(wbinfo -r "$ADUSER"); do SID=$(wbinfo -G "$GID"); GROUP=$(wbinfo -s "$SID" | cut -d " " -f1,2); echo -e "\t[ ] $(echo -e "${GROUP/%?/}" | cut -d "$WBSEP" -f2)"; done | sed '1d'; echo -e "$(printf '%.s=' {1..32})\n"; done


echo "I am $BASH_SUBSHELL levels nested";
for file in *.pdf; do convert -verbose -colorspace RGB -resize 800 -interlace none -density 300 -quality 80 "$file" "${file//.pdf/.jpg}"; done
2014-06-19 15:52:42
User: malathion
Functions: file
Tags: pdf convert

Without the bashisms and unnecessary sed dependency. Substitutions quoted so that filenames with whitespace will be handled correctly.

alias echourl="wget -qO -"
2014-06-14 00:23:07
User: Sepero
Functions: alias
Tags: wget

Directly send the content of a url to standard out. This command is most convenient for sending the output of a download directly to another command.

for DOMAIN in $(wbinfo -m); do WBSEP=$(wbinfo --separator); ADSERVER=$(wbinfo ... (Read description for full command)))
2014-06-13 21:03:23
User: jaimerosario


for ADUSER in $(wbinfo -u --domain="$(wbinfo --own-domain)" | sort); do WBSEP=$(wbinfo --separator); ADUNAME=$(wbinfo -i "$ADUSER" | cut -d ":" -f5); UINFO=$(wbinfo -i "$ADUSER" | cut -d ":" -f3); GINFO=$(wbinfo -i "$ADUSER" | cut -d ":" -f4); SIDU=$(wbinfo -U "$UINFO"); SIDG=$(wbinfo -G "$GINFO"); USERID=$(wbinfo -s "$SIDU" | sed 's/.\{1\}$//' | cut -d "$WBSEP" -f2); GROUPID=$(wbinfo -s "$SIDG" | sed 's/.\{1\}$//' | cut -d "$WBSEP" -f2); echo -e "$ADUSER:$USERID:$ADUNAME:$GROUPID"; done | column -tx -s:


rename 's/result_([0-9]+)_([0-9]+)_([0-9]+)\.json\.txt/sprintf("%d%02d%02d.txt",$3,$2,$1)/ge' result_*.txt
2014-06-13 07:34:32
User: sucotronic
Functions: rename
Tags: perl rename

Given a bunch of files with "wrong" date naming, it renames them in a "good" format.

watch -n10 --no-title "w3m http://www.livescore.com/ |egrep 'live [0-9H]+[^ ]'"
2014-06-12 21:44:26
Functions: watch
Tags: bash livescore

World Cup Live Score of the ongoing match.

Alternative to have the live score with the match statistics:

watch -n10 --no-title "w3m http://www.livescore.com/ |awk '/live [0-9H]+[^ ]/,/red cards/'"
translate () {lang="ru"; text=$*; wget -U "Mozilla/5.0" -qO - "http://translate.google.com/translate_a/t?client=t&text=$text&sl=auto&tl=$lang" | sed 's/\[\[\[\"//' | cut -d \" -f 1}
2014-06-10 12:08:51
User: klisanor
Functions: cut sed wget
translate some text

Change lang from ru to something else.

tcpdump -nni eth0 -e icmp[icmptype] == 8
2014-06-08 18:13:24
User: siamware
Functions: tcpdump

capture only ping echo requests with tcpdump

ncat -vlm 5 --ssl --chat 9876
2014-06-07 19:17:29
User: snipertyler

Client ~$ ncat --ssl localhost 9876

Change localhost to the correct ip address.

find . -type d -d 1 -print0 | xargs -0 du -sm | sort -nr
free -m
sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
sudo apt-get install p7zip-rar p7zip-full unace unrar zip unzip sharutils rar uudeview mpack arj cabextract file-roller
sudo apt-get install libavcodec-extra
2014-06-03 16:28:22
Functions: install sudo

Install the unrestricted version of libavcodec . It will keep away from any issues or missing codecs in video editors or transcoders. Install unrestricted version of libavcodec by the command.

/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable --disable-gpu %U
2014-06-03 16:20:30

disable gpu acceleration for google chrome browser to fix issues with some graphic cards.

pbc () { parallel -C, -k -j100% "echo '$@' | bc -l"; }
2014-06-02 19:08:03
User: eroenj

Define a function that applies bc, the *nix calculator, with the specified expression to all rows of the input CSV. The first column is mapped to {1}, second one to {2}, and so forth. See sample output for an example. This function uses all available cores thanks to GNU Parallel.

Requires GNU Parallel

openssl enc -aes-256-ctr -pass pass:"$(dd if=/dev/urandom bs=128 count=1 2>/dev/null | base64)" -nosalt < /dev/zero > randomfile.bin
2014-06-02 18:12:54
User: malathion

This command generates a pseudo-random data stream using aes-256-ctr with a seed set by /dev/urandom. Redirect to a block device for secure data scrambling.

for i in *; do identify $i | awk '{split($3,a,"x"); if (a[2]>a[1]) print $1;}'; done
2014-05-27 23:41:24
User: dmmst19
Functions: awk

Most people take photos in landscape orientation (wider than it is tall). Sometimes though you turn the camera sideways to capture a narrow/tall subject. Assuming you then manually rotate those picture files 90 degrees for proper viewing on screen or photo frame, you now have a mix of orientations in your photos directory.

This command will print out the names of all the photos in the current directory whose vertical resolution is larger than its horizontal resolution (i.e. portrait orientation). You can then take that list of files and deal with them however you need to, like re-rotating back to landscape for consistent printing with all the others.

This command requires the "identify" command from the ImageMagick command-line image manipulation suite. Sample output from identify:

identify PICT2821.JPG

PICT2821.JPG JPEG 1536x2048 1536x2048+0+0 8-bit DirectClass 688KB 0.016u 0:00.006

for d in `ls -d *`; do svn status $d | awk '{print $2}'; done | xargs ls -l {} \;
2014-05-27 19:07:45
User: dronamk
Functions: awk ls xargs

Find all files in SVN workspace directories which are uncommitted. List them and find their properties

autossh -M 3307 -f user@server.com -L 3307:
sed -i 's/^.*?].*?:\s//g' skype-chat-log.txt
2014-05-26 07:48:36
Functions: sed

Regular expression search pattern to remove the Datetime and Name when you paste from skype chat into your text editor

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MYURL=http://test.example.com ; awk -F/ '{ print $3 }' <<< $MYURL | awk -F. '{ if ( $(NF-1) == "co" || $(NF-1) == "com" ) printf $(NF-2)"."; print $(NF-1)"."$(NF); }'
2014-05-26 07:31:40
User: snafu
Functions: awk printf
Tags: bash url domain

Extracts domain and subdomain from given URl. See examples.

ruby -ruri -e 'u=URI(ARGV[0]).host.split("."); puts u[(u[-2] =~ /^com?$/ ? -3 : -2)..-1].join(".")' http://test.example.com
2014-05-25 18:43:44
User: wejn
Tags: ruby

Extracts 2nd-level domain part (or 3rd level, for co.* or com.*) from the URI's hostname. See sample output.