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During this operation :
# mv Joomla_1.5.10-Stable-Full_Package.zip /var/www/joomla/
I invoke /var/www/joomla/ as last command argument. To change in this directory I can use
# cd !$
So I go to
Should do exactly the same - compress every file in the current directory. You can even use it recursively:
gzip -r .
Take advantage of sudo keeping you authenticated for ~15 minutes.
The command is a little longer, but it does not require X (it can run on a headless server).
Linux : these script enable you to edit multiple files and remove exact phrase from multiple files
Although rm is protected against it, there are many commands that would wreak havoc on entering the obvious ".*" to address "dot-files". This sweet little expression excludes the dirs "." and ".." that cause the problems.
grep -sq "" filename && command
grep can be used in combination with && to run a command if a file exists.
* ps -ef # list running processes
* grep string
* pull the process names from 8th field
* cut and delimiter '/'
* print 4th field
* get rid of trailing grep
* for loop killall -9 $i which is the process name
Its very useful when you do not have control over name servers and need to check DNS configuration directly, right after change. You will not need to wait for DNS propagation to verify if all records were configured properly by vendors of name servers.
It suspends to RAM: you always need your batteries for the RAM but it saves time as there is no need to slowly archive everything on your hard disk.
It works fine with me but if anyone has a nicer way, please contribute.
Make a signature.
Encrypt for user id name.
to unload Daemon, use: launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/.plist