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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:
Replace < pw-length > with the desired password-length.
The password-length is not always correct, but wayne...
This command is useful when you want to check your nic's mac address, if you're interested in your wireless interface, use its ID instead "eth".
This command was tested under Ubuntu and Slackware GNU/Linux.
Using xargs is usually much quicker as it does not have to execute chmod for every file
Kudzu is available on CentOS, used for configuring and detecting new hardware device installed, is also usefull for device listing.
Finds all files below the current directory.
Orders the result from smallest to largest.
Good for finding the largest files in the tree.
BASH: Print shell variable into AWK
Kill -9 immediately kills the given process number. $$ is the process ID of the process you are in.
shows only folders, that are MB or GB in total size
Just an alternative :)
Thanks to pooderbill for the idea :-)
This was me just succumbing to the habits, but now I rarely use quit or vim directly, so beware! :)
You'll need to install proctools. MacPorts and Fink have this if you're running Mac OS X, check your Linux distribution's repositories if it isn't installed by default.