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works in fedora, centos and presumably other distros that use chkconfig
Locally watch MySQL process list update every 5s on a remote host. While you watch pipe to a file. The file out put is messy though but hey at least you have a history of what you see.
make password randomly, default 8 char
Output the html from xkcd's index.html, filter out the html tags, and then view it in gwenview.
Uses curl to download page of membership of US Congress. Use sed to strip HTML then perl to print a line starting with two tabs (a line with a representative)
add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ lucid partner"
The exported TSV file of Google Adwords' first five columns are text, they usually should collapse into one cell, a multi-line text cell, but there is no guaranteed way to represent line-break within cells for .tsv file format, thus Google split it to 5 columns.
The problem is, with 5 columns of text, there are hardly space to put additional fields while maintain printable output.
This script collapses the first five columns of each row into one single multi-line text cell, for console output or direct send to printer.
From Hong Kong Observatory wap site ;)
I _think_ you were trying to delete files whether or not they had spaces. This would do that. You should probably be more specific though.
"get Hong Kong weather infomation from HK Observatory
From Hong Kong Observatory wap site ;)"
other one showed alot of blank lines for me
Use find's built-in ability to call programs.
find -maxdepth 1 -type f -name "*.7z" -print0 | xargx -0 -n 1 7zr e
would work, too.
Can be used to test error handling
There is no longer a need to add PGP keys for Ubuntu Launchpad PPA's.
The add-apt-repository command creates a new file for the PPA in /etc/sources.list.d/ then adds the PPA's keys to the apt keyring automatically. No muss, no fuss.
Replace DOS character ^M with newline using perl inline replace.
Shorter version with curl and awk
This will visit recursively all linked urls starting from the specified URL. It won't save anything locally and it will produce a detailed log.
Useful to find broken links in your site. It ignores robots.txt, so just use it on a site you own!
There's nothing particularly novel about this combination of find, grep, and wc, I'm just putting it here in case I want it again.
Shows useful informations about file descriptors in Squid web proxy
Used by virtualbox and others to create '.run' file.