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The -R flag prevents you from making changes to a file, useful when you only want to view the file. This command is nicer than the 'more' or 'less' commands because for source codes, vi shows syntax highlight.
* The date command evaluated to today's date with blank padded on the left if single digit
* The grep command search and highlight today's date
* The --before-context and --after-context flags displays up to 6 lines before and after the line containing today's date; thus completes the calendar.
I have tested this command on Mac OS X Leopard and Xubuntu 8.10
Waiting for your server to finish rebooting? Issue the command above and you will hear a beep when it comes online. The -i 60 flag tells ping to wait for 60 seconds between ping, putting less strain on your system. Vary it to your need. The -a flag tells ping to include an audible bell in the output when a package is received (that is, when your server comes online).
On Linux and Mac systems (I have not tested with other Unix systems), the ping command will keep on pinging until the user interrupts it with Ctrl+C. On Windows system, ping will execute for a number of times then quit. The -c flag on Linux and Mac will make this happen
Unreachable_host is unavailable from local network, but it's available from reachable_host's network. This command creates a connection to unreachable_host through "hidden" connection to reachable_host.
You need jhead package.
recursively traverse the directory structure from . down, look for string "oldstring" in all files, and replace it with "newstring", wherever found
grep -rl oldstring . |xargs perl -pi~ -e 's/oldstring/newstring'
Look for an rpm that supplies a specific file that you don't yet have installed.
extremely useful when you need something and don't know where it is.. or what its called.
note: uses grep like syntax.
You may also use +line:column syntax.
This command checks for the number of times when someone has tried to login to your server and failed. If there are a lot, then that user is being targeted on your system and you might want to make sure that user either has remote logins disabled, or has a strong password, or both. If your output has an "invalid" line, it is a summary of all logins from users that don't exist on your system.
This is a quick line to stream in the latest offerings of your favorite netcasts/podcasts. You will need to have a file named netcast.txt in the directory you run this from. This file should have one and only one of your netcast's/podcst's url per line.
When run the line grabs the offering on the top of the netcast/podcast stack and end it over , quietly, to vlc.
Since I move around computers during the day I wanted an easy way to listen to my daily dose of news and such without having to worry about downloading to whatever machine I am on. This is just a quick grab and stream of whats current.
Future plans... have the list of netcasts be read from the web. possibly an rss or such. I use greader so there might be a way to use it as the source so as not to have to muck with multiple lists
Finds comments in jpg files, but I can't figure out how to exclude (in output) files without comments.
This command delete all the empty lines (include the lines with space) from a file.
g = global command
\S = non-whitespace character; !\S the opposite
d = delete a range
The same as typing 'less filename' then 'G' or '>' or the END key. Comes in handy with shell scripts or aliases:
alias weblog='less +G /var/log/httpd/access_log'
alias errlog='less +G /var/log/httpd/error_log'
Needed to get the Mac of various devices on a solaris box, but didn't have root. This command used awk to display the Network device, the IP, and the MAC a line at a time.
opens a "hidden" remote shell (login will not appear in "last" for example).
This is not really hidden, because the login will be shown in auth.log and the process is visible anyways.
ssh -T = Disable pseudo-tty allocation.
bash -i = interactive shell