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Running 'cpan Module::Name' will install that module from CPAN. This is a simple way of using a similar command to install a packaged Perl module from a Debian archive using apt-get.
Ever needed to look at the Perl source of an installed module on your system? This works in 90% of cases.
This adds all new files to SVN recursively. It doesn't work for files that have spaces in their name, but why would you create a file with a space in its name in the first place?
The linux package imagmagick is required for this command
Allows you to change the value of an environment variable only for the execution of the command in the line. (corrected)
Allows you to preserve your files when using cp, mv, ln, install or patch. When the target file exists, it will generate a file named XXX.~N~ (N is an auto-incremental number) instead of deleting the target file.
populate the auth.hosts file with a list of IP addresses that are authorized to be in use and when you run this command it will return the addresses that are pingable and not in the authorized list.
Can be combined with the "Command line Twitter" command to tweet unauthorized access.
if you wanted to create a new folder called "red" that was a symbolic link from /home/music/ to /home/hobbies/art then you would type:
ln -s /home/hobbies/art /home/music/red
if you had a symbolic link called "oldLink" in the current folder then you would want to do
You can use wildcard with rpm search but you have to do 2 things:
1. use "-a" switch (means "all") with query ("-q") switch - argument is a pattern to use while searching for package names of all installed packages
2. protect wildcards, so that shell could not eat them - escape it with backslash ("\") or enclose all pattern between apostrophes ("'"):
rpm -qa 'co*de'
As you can see above it is possible to insert wildcards into middle of the pattern.
If you want, you can add "-i" or another rpm query options, "-i" will print package information for all installed packages matching pattern.
manview searches man pages on the internets in case the man command doesn't work for some reason or if you think the man pages in Cornell's flavor of Solaris might differ from yours. It dumps the manpage info from lynx to less, so it ends up looking remarkably like a real manpage. Put it in your .bash_profile or .bashrc, and then you can use it like a regular command: typing "manview ssh" will give you the manpage for ssh.
Replace (as opposed to insert) hex opcodes, data, breakpoints, etc. without opening a hex editor.
HEXBYTES contains the hex you want to inject in ascii form (e.g. 31c0)
OFFSET is the hex offset (e.g. 49cf) into the binary FILE
This will let you know what filesets or fixes (if any) are missing in order to be considered "at" a given technology level in AIX.
This is quite usefull in Unix system share via NFS or AppleTalk with OSX clients that like to populate your filesystem with these pesky files
Next time you are using your shell, try typing ctrl-x e (that is holding control key press x and then e). The shell will take what you've written on the command line thus far and paste it into the editor specified by $EDITOR. Then you can edit at leisure using all the powerful macros and commands of vi, emacs, nano, or whatever.
List all process running a specfic port
This assumes you have the 'rpm', 'rpm2cpio' and 'cpio' packages installed. This will extract the contents of the RPM package to your current directory. This is useful for working with the files that the package provides without installing the package on your system. Might be useful to create a temporary directory to hold the packages before running the extraction:
mkdir /tmp/new-package/; cd /tmp/new-package
A useful way to generate the MD5 hash for a string by command line
Requieres unoconv (debian package)
After typing cd directory [enter] ls [enter] so many times, I figured I'd try to make it into a function. I was surprised how smoothly I was able to integrate it into my work on the command line.
Just use cdls as you would cd. It will automatically list the directory contents after you cd into the directory. To make the command always available, add it to your .bashrc file.
Not quite monumental, but still pretty convenient.
Jan Nelson from Grockit came up with this for us when we needed to rename all of our fixtures.