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Sometimes you want to know the summary of the sizes of directories without seeing the details in their subdirectories. Especially if it is going to just scroll off the screen. This one liner summarizes the disk usage of any number of directories in a directory without giving all the details of whats happening underneath.
Run this in your music folder, or give the path directly after "find".
The sed pattern filters away the basename.
That will capture 200 seconds of video at fullscreen 1680x1050 resolution, but scaled down 25 percent, with 15 frames per second.
Be aware of using the --password argument as it will appear your password in plain text on the screen. You may use -p argument instead, it will prompt you to enter you password in hidden mode.
grep -- displays process ids
-v -- negates the matching, displays all but what is specified in the other options
-u -- specifies the user to display, or in this case negate
The process loops through all PIDs that are found by pgrep, then orders a forced kill to the processes in numerical order, effectively killing the parent processes first including the shells in use which will force the users to logout.
Tested on Slackware Linux 12.2 and Slackware-current
Handy if all you have is a console session or tty.
Depending on the network setup, you may not get the hostname.
Display which user run process from given port name
The --parents option will cause cp or mkdir to automatically create the parent directory structure.
mkdir --parents /one/two/three/dir
will create /one, /one/two, and /one/two/three as needed before creating dir. cp will copy files with their full directory structure into the target directory with this option.
Thanks to Peter Leung at:
which has good examples of usage.
Go to begin of the current command line.
Create a favicon suitable for use on your web site. Note: ppmtowinicon is part of libpbm, not ImageMagick.
This will lower the quality of mp3 files, but is necessary to play them on some mobile devices.
Download YouTube videos as .flv and convert them to .3gp for your mobile phone.
Use ImageMagick to create a "black and white" copy of an image.