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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
This command will reveal login has been made to the system as well as when the reboot occurs. It uses a file called /var/log/wtmp,which captures all the information about the successful login and reboot information. It has many switch ,by which you can get an idea when people login how long they stay.
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
Image to text converter.
Convert your scanned book in image format like .png, .jpg into editable text format.
OCR ==> Optical Code Reader
From man tiger : Tiger is a package consisting of Bourne Shell scripts, C code and data files which is used for checking for security problems on a UNIX system. It scans system configuration files, file systems, and user configuration files for possible security problems and reports them.
Show message in file "welcome" to all logged in terminal users.
tell you how many Non free software is on your machine, which package it is and which restriction on freedom it has . require vrms package , vrms mean virtual Richard M. Stallman :)
All with only one pipe. Should be much faster as well (sort is slow). Use find instead of ls for recursion or reliability.
Edit: case insensitive
Seems obvious, but other seemingly simple ways to use it don't work:
-bash: !whammy: event not found
with the slash :(
you can also do any combinations of quotes for a complex string:
echo "It's great to be able to use a bang ("'!'") in a command"'!'
It's great to be able to use a bang (!) in a command!
no need for seq or eval
List only hidden files (or directories). You also can use:
ls -lad .*
all files in the directory get moved, in doing so the new name of the file is the original name with out spaces (using translate command)
I wrote a script called bootstrap.py to delete the database, then load a new database with initial values. With this single-line shell loop, when I need to make a schema change (which happens often in the early stages of some projects), I hit ctrl-C to stop the running Django server, then watch bootstrap.py do its thing, then watch the server restart.
Just put this line in a file that resides in your /etc/cron.d/ folder, and you're set.
The -q option is used to suppress php headers.
You'll need to install sox and flac packages in Debian/Ubuntu.