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sudo fc-cache -f -v
2009-10-07 11:01:29
User: eastwind
Functions: fc-cache sudo
6

Refresh the cache of font directory , usefull after you download font (.ttf or other) from various website and you don't want to reboot or relogin . Close your word processor before using the command , after the refresh reopen your word processor , new fonts is avaible !

aptitude install bash-completion ; source /etc/bash_completion
2009-10-07 09:27:02
User: flart
Functions: install
3

The really awesome bash completion in debian seems to be an extra package now, which has to be installed. After sourcing /etc/bash_completion it completes almost everything (package names in apt... etc) :-)

To make this permanent, put something like this in your .bashrc:

if [ -f /etc/bash_completion]; then

source /etc/bash_completion

fi

date -ud "1970-01-01 + 1234567890 seconds"
2009-10-07 04:35:40
User: zude
Functions: date
6

The "-d" option for gnu's "date" command can calculate positive or negative offset from any time, including "now". You can even specify a source timezone (the output timezone can be set with the TZ environment variable). Useful! Fun! Not very well documented!

find ~/Music -daystart -mtime -60 -name *mp3 -printf "%T@\t%p\n" | sort -f -r | head -n 30 | cut -f 2
cvs -n update 2>null | grep -i "M " | sed s/"M "//
ls -alh #mycomment
2009-10-06 13:55:06
Functions: ls
5

Comments can be used directly on the command line so I can save in the history a brief description of what command does.

mysql -u root -pPasswort -e 'select table_schema,round(sum(data_length+index_length)/1024/1024,4) from information_schema.tables group by table_schema;'
cat file.txt | while read line; do printf "%7.2f -> %7.2f\n" $line; done
ffmpeg -i input.flv -vhook '/usr/lib/vhook/imlib2.so -c white -x 250 -y H+(-1.8*N+80) -t Hallo! -A max(0,255-exp(N/16))' -sameq -acodec copy output.flv
lsof -i tcp -i udp
echo "vertical text" | fold -1
awk '{print(substr($0,1,5))}' file
2009-10-05 18:58:49
Functions: awk
-2

Consider this file :

laminate

this

file

with awk

hello to

commandlinefu

I can use awk substring to laminate words :

lamin

this

file

with

hello

comma

Similar to http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/2000/laminate-files-line-by-line

find . -type f -exec sha1sum {} >> SHA1SUMS \;
2009-10-05 18:33:59
User: gpenguin
Functions: find sha1sum
2

All output is placed in file SHA1SUMS which you can later check with 'sha1sum --check'. Works on most Linux distros where 'sha1sum' is installed.

hardinfo -am benchmark.so -f html > report.html
2009-10-05 17:41:25
1

Nicely display in html format a detailed report of the machine, including cpu benchmarks.

[[ "x$TERM" == "xrxvt" || "x$XTERM_VERSION" == xXTerm* || "x$COLORTERM" == 'gnome-terminal' && "x$SHELL" == */bin/zsh ]] && preexec () { print -Pn "\e]0;$1\a" }
2009-10-05 15:39:45
User: Patola
0

Found another way, more compatible. Tested with xterm, aterm, gnome-terminal and rxvt (where it sets the window title) and guake (where it doesn't - after all, guake does not show the window title).

if [ "$SHELL" = '/bin/zsh' ]; then case $TERM in rxvt|*term|linux) preexec () { print -Pn "\e]0;$1\a" };; esac; fi
shutdown -rF now
2009-10-05 15:02:36
User: SuperFly
Functions: shutdown
2

Force an fsck on reboot. Useful on a system where / has mounted read-only because of file system issues.

find /proc -user myuser -maxdepth 1 -type d -mtime +7 -exec basename {} \; | xargs kill -9
netstat -ltun
2009-10-05 08:39:03
User: Decoy
Functions: netstat
0

Works only on Linux.

Last option (n) turn name of service resolving (/etc/services) off.

netstat -anp --tcp --udp | grep LISTEN
ssh [email protected] "mysqldump -h localhost -u mysqluser -pP@$$W3rD databasename | gzip -cf" | gunzip -c > database.sql
2009-10-05 00:57:51
User: daws
Functions: gunzip ssh
8

This command will dump a database on a remote stream to stdout, compress it, stream it to your local machine, decompress it and put it into a file called database.sql.You could even pipe it into mysql on your local machine to restore it immediately. I had to use this recently because the server I needed a backup from didn't have enough disk space.

egrep 'Failed password for invalid' /var/log/secure | awk '{print $13}' | uniq
2009-10-04 18:08:13
Functions: awk egrep
1

Work for me on CentOS, grep and print ip addresses of ssh bruteforce attempts

openssl des3 -salt -in unencrypted-data.tar -out encrypted-data.tar.des3
2009-10-03 03:50:46
User: berot3
3

The lifehacker way: http://lifehacker.com/software/top/geek-to-live--encrypt-your-data-178005.php#Alternate%20Method:%20OpenSSL

"That command will encrypt the unencrypted-data.tar file with the password you choose and output the result to encrypted-data.tar.des3. To unlock the encrypted file, use the following command:"

openssl des3 -d -salt -in encrypted-data.tar.des3 -out unencrypted-data.tar
ls [FILENAME] | xargs openssl sha1
2009-10-03 02:05:43
User: m00dimus
Functions: ls xargs
1

List files and pass to openssl to calculate the hash for each file.

date|osd_cat
2009-10-02 18:26:46
User: din7
Functions: date
7

This is very useful if you need to show someone some text from a distance. (Like someone standing over your shoulder...)

I'd recommend aliasing it to something like:

alias osd_cat="osd_cat -o 400 -s 8 -c blue -d 60 -f -*-bitstream\ vera\ sans-*-*-*--200-*-*-*-*-*-*-*"

xosd is the utility that provides osd_cat.