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ssh -t myserver.org 'sudo ls /etc'
2013-04-09 04:23:37
User: patko
Functions: ls ssh
Tags: ssh sudo

This command will ask for remote sudo password before executing a remote command.

snmpwalk -v3 -On -u <user> -l AuthPriv -a SHA -A <auth_password> -X <encryption_password> -m ALL <HOST_IP> .
lynx -dump -nolist http://whatthecommit.com/|sed -n 2p
2011-04-17 17:45:18
User: houghi
Functions: sed

Fetch comical VC commit messages from whatthecommit.com

find -name ".svn" -exec rm -rf {} \;
wget -r -k -l 7 -p -E -nc http://site.com/
2011-08-20 10:16:06
User: realjkeee
Functions: wget

-r ? указывает на то, что нужно рекурсивно переходить по ссылкам на сайте, чтобы скачивать страницы.

-k ? используется для того, чтобы wget преобразовал все ссылки в скаченных файлах таким образом, чтобы по ним можно было переходить на локальном компьютере (в автономном режиме).

-p ? указывает на то, что нужно загрузить все файлы, которые требуются для отображения страниц (изображения, css и т.д.).

-l ? определяет максимальную глубину вложенности страниц, которые wget должен скачать (по умолчанию значение равно 5, в примере мы установили 7). В большинстве случаев сайты имеют страницы с большой степенью вложенности и wget может просто ?закопаться?, скачивая новые страницы. Чтобы этого не произошло можно использовать параметр -l.

-E ? добавлять к загруженным файлам расширение .html.

-nc ? при использовании данного параметра существующие файлы не будут перезаписаны. Это удобно, когда нужно продолжить загрузку сайта, прерванную в предыдущий раз.

wget -q -O - "$@" <url>
echo -e "GET /automation/n09230945.asp HTTP/1.0\r\nHost: whatismyip.com\r\n" | nc whatismyip.com 80 | tail -n1
sudo lsof|sed 's/ */ /g'|cut -f3 -d' '|sort -u
2010-07-07 08:20:28
User: binaryten
Functions: cut sed sort sudo

Most systems (at least my macbook) have system users defined, such as _www and using "users" for example will not list them. This command allows you to see who the 'virtual' users are on your system.

function mkdcd () { mkdir "$1" && cd "$1" }
svn log | grep "bodge\|fudge\|hack\|dirty"
2009-05-15 09:55:44
User: root
Functions: grep

A good way to understand what you've let yourself in for. Potential project metric could be the count:

svn log | grep -c "bodge\|fudge\|hack\|dirty"
grep query -r . --exclude-dir=.svn
amixer -c 0 set PCM 2dB+
2009-02-22 22:06:46
User: Fate
Functions: amixer set
Tags: audio

this will increase the volume by 2 decibels on the pcm channel. the argument to -c is for which sound card to use, the arg after set is the channel (PCM, Master, etc.) and what to set by.

related commands:

amixer -c 0 set PCM 2dB-

decrease volume by 2 decibels

amixer -c 0 set PCM toggle

toggle mute/unmute

this is for alsa systems

for mac os (and maybe other UNIX systems) osascript -e 'set Volume *' where * is any number (can have decimal points) between 0 and 10

ps -u $USER |grep $1 | awk '{ print $1}'| xargs kill
2009-07-20 10:06:32
User: buffer
Functions: awk grep ps xargs

Well this can come handy , when you don't feel like playing with pid rather if you know

the process name say "firefox",it would kill it.The script given below would kill the process with its name given as first parameter , though not robust enough to notify that process doesn't exist , well if you know what you are doing that's wouldn't be a problem.:)





ps -u $USER |grep $1 | awk '{ print $1}'| xargs kill


echo 00:29:36 | nawk -F: '{seconds=($1*60)*60; seconds=seconds+($2*60); seconds=seconds+$3; print seconds}'
grep -lir "text to find" *
TZ=GMT date -d "1970/01/01 00:29:36" +%s
sed -i "s/\(\x09\{1,\}\)\|\( \{1,\}\)/ /g;s/\(\x09\{1,\}$\)\|\( \{1,\}$\)//g" brisati.txt
2011-12-12 10:24:03
User: knoppix5
Functions: sed

This command does the following:

- converts any sequence of multiple spaces/tabs to one space only

- completely removes any space(s)/tab(s) at the end of each line

(If spaces and tabs are mixed in a sequence i.e. [tab][tab][space][tab], you have to execute this command twice!)

find . -name "*.php" | xargs egrep -i -s 'specialFunction' > searchresult.txt
2009-02-23 15:25:49
User: tb323
Functions: egrep find xargs

Will search recursively and output the searchResult.txt in the same folder you are located.

date -ud "1970/01/01 00:29:36" +%s
2011-11-01 17:02:46
User: frans
Functions: date
Tags: echo date time

uses the -u switch for UTC

Another way could be

echo $(($(date -ud "00:29:36" +%s)%86400))
sudo shutdown 3600 -P
2013-04-14 16:14:23
Functions: shutdown sudo

You can easily stop shutdowning process by CTRL+C

ifdata -pa eth0
ls -l | sed -e 's/--x/1/g' -e 's/-w-/2/g' -e 's/-wx/3/g' -e 's/r--/4/g' -e 's/r-x/5/g' -e 's/rw-/6/g' -e 's/rwx/7/g' -e 's/---/0/g'
date -j -v1d -v-0m -v-1d +'%m %d %Y'
2010-03-04 17:47:51
User: drewk
Functions: date

This produces a parseable output of the last day of the month in future or past. Change the '-v-0m' to be a month plus or minus from the current system time.

echo "$(od -An -N4 -tu4 /dev/urandom) % 5 + 1" | bc