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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
-4

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
-4

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.:)

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killhim.sh

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#!/bin/bash

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
-4

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
-4

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
-4

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
-4

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
-4

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
(echo "" | xsel -o) ; (programa | wgetpaste -s dpaste | awk '{print $7}' | xsel -ai)
2010-03-05 09:31:30
User: dvinchi666
Functions: awk echo
Tags: pipes paste
-4

manda la salida de un comando hacia un servicio de paste y coloca la url de ese paste en el portapapeles

wget -q -O - checkip.dyndns.org|sed -e 's/.*Current IP Address: //' -e 's/<.*$//'
echo -n "Press any key to continue..." && read
2009-11-06 22:49:46
User: matthewbauer
Functions: echo
-4

This works on some other version of read.

tar -xfv archive.zip
2010-10-14 08:19:16
User: vxbinaca
Functions: tar
-4

Simplicity tends to win out on commandlinefu.com Also, why type multiple filenames when range operators work too. Saves finger abuse and time and reduces the chances for mistakes.

sync; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches
2011-04-26 21:12:06
User: renich
Functions: echo sync
-4

It clears caches from memory. It works fine on CentOS and Fedora. It will show you how much memory you need, for real.

cowsay `fortune` | toilet --gay -f term
curl http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_top-level_domains | grep "<tr valign=\"top\">" | awk -F">" '{ print $5 }' | awk -F"<" '{ print $1 }'
2012-12-24 21:00:36
User: sxiii
Functions: awk grep
-4

Oneliner to get domain names list of all existing domain names (from wikipedia)

alias apt-get='sudo apt-get'
2009-02-10 22:45:49
User: mogsie
Functions: alias
-4

apt-get must be run as root, and it is useless to run it as your own user. So just run it as root. Saves you the "sudo !!" every time you're adding a package.

unzip \*.zip
2009-03-26 02:36:28
User: tiagofischer
Tags: unzip
-4

"unzip *.zip" doesn't work as expected, because unzip handle wildcards in a different way.

You just need to escape the wildcard or do in another way:

for f in *.zip; do unzip "$f"; done
hostinfo.sh
2009-02-11 01:15:14
User: kongxx
-4

#!/bin/sh

_HOSTNAME=`hostname`

_HOSTTYPE=`echo $HOSTTYPE`

_MACHINETYPE=`echo $MACHTYPE`

_OSTYPE=`echo $OSTYPE`

_VENDOR=`echo $VENDOR`

_KERNEL=`uname -r | awk -F- '{print $1}'`

_GLIBC=`ls /lib/libc-*.so | awk -F- '/lib/ {print $2}' | awk -F. '{print $1"."$2}'`

_MEM=`cat /proc/meminfo | awk '/MemTotal/ {print $2 $3}'`

_CPU=`cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep 'cpu MHz' | awk '{print $4}'`

echo '=============================='

echo 'HOSTNAME ' $_HOSTNAME

echo 'HOSTTYPE ' $_HOSTTYPE

echo 'MACHINETYPE ' $_MACHINETYPE

echo 'OSTYPE ' $_OSTYPE

echo 'VENDOR ' $_VENDOR

echo 'KERNEL ' $_KERNEL

echo 'GLIBC ' $_GLIBC

echo 'MEM INFO ' $_MEM

echo 'CPU INFO ' $_CPU

echo '=============================='