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jkhgkjh; until [[ $? -eq 0 ]]; do YOURCOMMAND; done
2014-04-11 08:19:15
User: moiefu

You want bash to keep running the command until it is successful (until the exit code is 0). Give a dummy command, which sets the exit code to 1 then keep running your command until it exits cleanly

acpi | cut -d '%' -f1 | cut -d ',' -f2
VBoxManage controlvm ServidorProducao savestate
mkdir {1..100}
apt-cache policy mythtv
2011-08-05 17:34:41
User: PLA
Functions: apt

Use this command to determine what version of MythTV you are running on a Debian system. Tested on a Mythbuntu installation.

rdesktop -a 16 luigi:3052
cp foo.txt foo.txt.tmp; sed '$ d' foo.txt.tmp > foo.txt; rm -f foo.txt.tmp
2012-09-13 20:57:40
User: kaushalmehra
Functions: cp rm sed
Tags: sed unix

sed '$ d' foo.txt.tmp

...deletes last line from the file

guid(){ lynx -nonumbers -dump http://www.famkruithof.net/uuid/uuidgen | grep "\w\{8\}-" | tr -d ' '; }
sudo shred -zn10 /dev/sda
2009-04-30 13:02:43
User: dcabanis
Functions: shred sudo

Shred can be used to shred a given partition or an complete disk. This should insure that not data is left on your disk

who;ps aux|grep ssh
qemu-img create ubuntu.qcow 10G
for i in "*.txt"; do tar -c -v -z -f $i.tar.gz "$i" && rm -v "$i"; done
qemu -cdrom /dev/cdrom -hda ubuntu.qcow -boot d -net nic -net user -m 196 -localtime
2011-10-15 09:21:49
User: anhpht

Boot without CD-Rom:

qemu fedora.qcow -boot c -net nic -net user -m 196 -localtime

echo "Set Twitter Status" ; read STATUS; curl -u user:pass -d status="$STATUS" http://twitter.com/statuses/update.xml
2009-02-16 14:34:05
User: ronz0
Functions: echo read

Modify the script for your username and password, and save it as a script. Run the script, and enjoy ./tweet

LC_ALL=C svn info | grep Revision | awk '{print $2}'
2009-02-16 14:53:52
Functions: awk grep info

This is the simple revision number on stdout, that can be fed to any useful/fun script of yours. Setting LC_ALL is useful if you use another locale, in which case "Revision" is translated and cannot be found. I use this with doxygen to insert my source files revisions into the doc. An example in Doxyfile:

FILE_VERSION_FILTER = "function svn_filter { LC_ALL=C svn info $1 | grep Revision | awk '{print $2}'; }; svn_filter"

Share your ideas about what to do with the revision number !

killall rapidly_spawning_process ; killall rapidly_spawning_process ; killall rapidly_spawning_process
2010-05-20 00:26:10
Functions: killall
Tags: Linux unix kill

Use this if you can't type repeated killall commands fast enough to kill rapidly spawning processes.

If a process keeps spawning copies of itself too rapidly, it can do so faster than a single killall can catch them and kill them. Retyping the command at the prompt can be too slow too, even with command history retrieval.

Chaining a few killalls on single command line can start up the next killall more quickly. The first killall will get most of the processes, except for some that were starting up in the meanwhile, the second will get most of the rest, and the third mops up.

grep -o "\(new \(\w\+\)\|\w\+::\)" file.php | sed 's/new \|:://' | sort | uniq -c | sort
2009-01-26 12:08:47
User: root
Functions: grep sed sort uniq

This grabs all lines that make an instantation or static call, then filters out the cruft and displays a summary of each class called and the frequency.

find -type l -xtype l
df | grep -w '/media/mountpoint' | cut -d " " -f 1
2011-01-21 05:38:05
User: ntropia
Functions: cut df grep

Identical output but a different way without having to shoot with the Awk cannon :)

takeown.exe /F "FILE_or_DIR" /A /R /D O
egrep '(\[error\])+.*(PHP)+' /var/log/apache2/error.log
pwgen 30
df | grep -w '/media/armadillo' | cut -d " " -f 1
S=$SSH_TTY && (sleep 3 && echo -n 'Peace... '>$S & ) && (sleep 5 && echo -n 'Love... '>$S & ) && (sleep 7 && echo 'and Intergalactic Happiness!'>$S & )
2009-08-19 07:57:16
User: AskApache
Functions: echo sleep

Ummmm.. Saw that gem on some dead-head hippies VW bus at phish this summer.. It's actually one of my favorite ways of using bash, very clean. It shows what you can do with the cool advanced features like job control, redirection, combining commands that don't wait for each other, and the thing I like the most is the use of the ( ) to make this process heirarchy below, which comes in very handy when using fifos for adding optimization to your scripts or commands with similar acrobatics.


1 gplovr 30667 1 wait 1324 1 -bash

0 gplovr 30672 30667 - 516 3 \_ sleep 3

1 gplovr 30669 1 wait 1324 1 -bash

0 gplovr 30673 30669 - 516 0 \_ sleep 5

1 gplovr 30671 1 wait 1324 1 -bash

0 gplovr 30674 30671 - 516 1 \_ sleep 7

cat /var/log/httpd/access_log | grep q= | awk '{print $11}' | awk -F 'q=' '{print $2}' | sed 's/+/ /g;s/%22/"/g;s/q=//' | cut -d "&" -f 1 | mail [email protected] -s "[your-site] search strings for `date`"
2009-11-22 03:03:06
User: isma
Functions: awk cat grep sed strings

It's not a big line, and it *may not* work for everybody, I guess it depends on the detail of access_log configuration in your httpd.conf. I use it as a prerotate command for logrotate in httpd section so it executes before access_log rotation, everyday at midnight.