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A simple but effective replacement for ps aux. I used to waste my time running ps over and over; top is the way to go. It also allows complex sorting options. Press q to exit "nicely" (Ctrl + C is always an option, of course). Note that the list updates each second, resorting in the process; if you're trying to grab a specific PID, you might be better off with ps.
Alternatively, htop is available, though it may not come pre-installed. htop is slightly more interactive than top and includes color coding, visuals, and a nice interface for selecting and then killing processes. (Thanks to bwoodacre for this great tool.)
The pgrep retrieves the PID, then the KILL receive it, and kill it...
It works also if the application has more than one instance....
Just find out the daemon with $ netstat -atulpe. Then type in his name and he gets the SIGTERM.
IMVHO if you are using cpan to install perl modules you are doing it wrong.
Aside from curl one will need iconv windows binary since windows lacks a native utf-8 cli interface. In my case I need a proxy in China and iconv to convert gbk status string into utf-8. GnuWin32 is a good choice with loads of coreutils natively ported to Windows
"FOR /f" is the solution to pass iconv output to curl.
If you need to print some portion of a huge file, let's say you want to print from line 200 to 300, you can use this command to print the line from LINE1 to LINE2 of file FILE.
Sends random beeps to your PC-speaker. Think... You can also run it remotely on another computer using SSH and scare its user! Don't forget to run it on your dedicated hosting server and watch sysadmin's action from data-center's live remote cameras!
Sends random sounds to your sound card output (e.g. your speaker). Think... You can also run it remotely on another computer using SSH and scare its user!
This can be used in scripts, to find out the origin of target IP etc.
This will kill a specific process you don't know the PID of, when pidof and pgrep are not available, for example on OS X. var1 is created so that the whitespace can be trimmed before passing off to kill.
replace apt-get with your distro's package manager.
Where 'something' is the package name, and 'specific' is what you're specifically looking for.
This helps if your query is 2+ words long.
The socket.gethostname() call returns the host name of the computer. The socket.gethostbyname_ex() call returns a list of three items: The host name, the list of aliases for this host, and a list of IP addresses. Recall that Python?s array starts with index 0, the socket.gethostbyname_ex(?) expression refers to the list of IP addresses. Finally, the print statement prints out the IP addresses, one per line.
Upload file to remote server using SCP
Gives you an updating woot! item tracker!