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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:
This runs a command continuously, restarting it if it exits. Sort of a poor man's daemontools. Useful for running servers from the command line instead of inittab.
This is a simple but useful command to search for multiple terms in a file at once. This prevents you from having to do mutliple grep's of the same file.
One of my friends committed his code in the encoding of GB2312, which broke the build job. I have to find his code and convert.
Sometimes you might need to have two copies of data that is in tar. You might unpack, and then copy, but if IO is slow, you might lower it by automatically writing it twice (or more times)
Add -n to last command to restrict to last num logins, otherwise it will pull all available history.
This command will delete all branches in your git repository other than next and master. I use this to cleanup my git repos after making multiple branches and merging them back into next. It's much faster than individually deleting each expired branch using:
git branch -D <branch_name>
show physical disk using, except tmpfs, gvfs, and so on.
Batch Convert MP3 Bitrate to xxxkbps, all the new files will be placed in a folder called "save". Please replace xxx with the desired bitrate. WARNING!!! This will erase any tag information; this is where Picard or EasyTAG will come in handy.
Replace "[email protected]" with your carrier's SMS gateway identifier. The one in the sample is for AT&T. More here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_SMS_gateways. Helpful for getting notifications about long running commands. ";" executes regardless of exit status of last command. && will only notify you if the command succeeds.
finds all forms instanciated into a symfony project, pruning svn files.
I found Flash eating one of my CPUs after resume, the command above will help with that. For optional kicks you can put it into a script in /etc/pm/sleep.d/ (aspect in #swhack wrote this for me)
This command works at least in 9.04+
Deletes capistrano-style release directories (except that there are dashes between the YYYY-MM-DD)
After installing Termbeamer (see termbeamer.com) you can use it to share a terminal session with one or more others even from behind a firewall or NAT.
Undo accidental file add to mercurial.
This command undo file adds to all recent adds
Find all files larger than 500M in home directory and print them ordered by size with full info about each file.
Convert RAW files (eg. .CR2) to JPEGs, PNGs and whatnot.
while [ 1 -ne 6 ]; do
pid=`ps -ef | grep -v "grep" | grep "trans_gzdy" | cut -c10-17`
ps gv $pid | head -2
check changes of RSS.