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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:
A simple command to find the total number of subdirectories in current directory starting with specific name.
A different approach to the problem - maintain a small sorted list, print the largest as we go, then the top 10 at the end. I often find that the find and sort take a long time, and the large file might appear near the start of the find. By printing as we go, I get better feedback. The sort used in this will be much slower on perls older than 5.8.
The nl command lists the contents of a file where is each line is prefixed by a line number. For more information about this command, check out its man page. I tested under Mac OS X and Xubuntu 9.04
Restores the keyboard so your partner who expects the keys to correspond to what they're labelled can type (in qwerty).
The description of how the one-liner works is here at my blog:
Convert text from lowercase to uppercase
The better alternative to #9756.
I don't think I'd ever use the original command, but this one was so bad I had to post this. Sorry.
1. $(ls) is dumb, and will give errors if you have an alias like "ls -Fs"
2. clear is better and more portable than reset state.
3. if you're interested in differences, then use diff, not cat.
mounts a samba share on a remote machine using a credentials file that can be in a file tht is not accessable by other users the file will look like:
best option i belive
tar command options:
-z : Uncompress the resulting archive with gzip command.
-x : Extract to disk from the archive.
-v : Produce verbose output i.e. show progress and file names while extracting files.
-f backup.tgz : Read the archive from the specified file called backup.tgz.
-C /tmp/data : Unpack/extract files in /tmp/data instead of the default current directory.
This is the alias command that I discussed in my prior release which you can add to your ~/.bashrc.
This command asks for the station name and then connects to somafm, Great for those who have linux home entertainment boxes and ssh enabled on them, just for the CLI fiends out there ( I know I'm one of them ;)
You can find future releases of this and many more scripts at the teachings of master denzuko - denzuko.co.cc.
Finds files modified today since 00:00, removes ugly dotslash characters in front of every filename, and sorts them.
*EDITED* with the advices coming from flatcap (thanks!)
If the 'lm' flag is present, then the CPU is 64-bit.
If no output, then CPU is 32-bit.
Sometimes I need a quick visual way to determine if there is a particular server who is opening too many connections to the database machine.
The sample output, is a display of the values you can change, using this command. After a change of of these settings you will need to reload the box, by typing...wait...wait for IT: 'reload'. This comes in handy when working with the RX hardware, for example, which has a base limitation of 32 (RSTP (802-1w) instances. For all of you paying attention that means if you run RSTP on a RX you can only have 32 VLANs. Sure, you can have common groups of VLANs, like back in the day style MSTP, PVST, PVST+ (and all that old STP (802.1d) mess), before "per vlan spanning-tree", RSTP (802-1w), was made. But who wants to do all that?
Remove all arquives except the list.
Can't have space between the commas.
Forward connections to $HOSTNAME:8080 out to $HOST:80
Original submitted version would break if any filenames had whitespaces in them. The command is a Bad Idea anyhow, because you will end up `cat`ing a binary or something else specacularly bad.
PmWiki stores wiki pages as Group.Name. Simply split the directory listing and count frequency of group occurances.