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gpg's compression is as suitable as gzip's however your backups can now be encrypted.
to extract use:
gpg < folder.tpg | tar -xf -
Same thing as above, just uses fetch and ipchicken.com
Moving Gnome Panels to the external screen is done using gconf-editor, changing property "/apps/panel/toplevels/top_panel_screen0/monitor", as well as "/apps/panel/toplevels/bottom_panel_screen0/monitor" to int value "1". This can be done from the command line using '
gconftool-2 --set "/apps/panel/toplevels/top_panel_screen0/monitor" --type integer "1"' so a nice script can be written.
Renames files eliminating suffix, in this case everything after "-" is cutted. Just change "-" with the character you need.
chrome only lets you export in html format, with a lot of table junk, this command will just export the titles of the links and the links without all that extra junk
Processes biglion quantity of sold ebay coupons/bonus codes, so you can know approximate count of users who buyed the coupons and when sales are come up again.
You can change sleep parameter so script will work slowly or faster (default is 5 seconds).
Additional requirements: curl
Standart tools used: awk, date, cat, grep (bash)
A bit shorter and parallelized. Depending on the speed of your cpu and your disk this may run faster.
Parallel is from https://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/parallel/
This will show you the permissions on the directory you are currently in
Short and sweet command. This command is also useful for other information such as what IP address a particular user logged in from, how long had they been logged in, what shell do they use.
Thanks for the submit! My alternative produces summaries only for directories. The original post additionally lists all files in the current directory. Sometimes the files, they just clutter up the output. Once the big directory is located, *then* worry about which file(s) are consuming so much space.
replace the "-" by the character you wish. If you have multiple extentions, like jpef, jpg and JPG you could use
mmv "*-*.*" "#1.#3"
If you do not have shuf or an -R option in sort, you can fall back on awk. This provides maximum portability IMO. The command first collects words from the dictionary that match the criteria - in this case: lower case words with no punctuation that are 4 to 8 characters long. It then prints 4 random entries. I decided to print each word on a separate line to improve readability.
The command was too long for the command box, so here it is:
echo $(( `wget -qO - http://i18n.counter.li.org/ | grep 'users registered' | sed 's/.*\<font size=7\>//g' | tr '\>' ' ' | sed 's/<br.*//g' | tr ' ' '\0'` + `curl --silent http://www.dudalibre.com/gnulinuxcounter?lang=en | grep users | head -2 | tail -1 | sed 's/.*<strong>//g' | sed 's/<\/strong>.*//g'` ))
This took me about an hour to do. It uses wget and curl because, dudalibre.com blocks wget, and wget worked nicely for me.
Grabs the current weather in your area (or their best guess of your area). Change the query to your zip code/location (e.g. google.com/search?q=weather+jakarta,+india) to get weather somewhere else. change google.com to google.ca or google.co.uk for metric.
List all disks and all of their partitions on OS X. http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man8/diskutil.8.html