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Whereas ^V is CTRL-V.
converts a dos file to unix by removing 0x13 characters
A more robust password creation utility
# Create passwords in batch
makepasswd --char=32 --count=10
# To learn more about the options you can use
So you have a web site and you've plastered your significant other's name all over it. But you broke up with them and have some new love in your life. How do you find all those instances of their name and replace them?
Quickly remove the conflicting line (key) from current users known_hosts file when there is an SSH host conflict. Very nice when you get tired of writing out full commands. Ideally you would place this into your .bash_profile
Usage: rhost [n]
Example: rhost 33 (removes line 33 from ~/.ssh/known_hosts)
Function assumes the $HOME exists, you could alternatively use "~/.ssh/known_hosts"
Mac OSX likes a space for sed -i "$1" d
Outputs the real time it takes a Redis ping to run in thousands of a second without any proceeding 0's. Useful for logging or scripted action.
Useful with new unknown devices or just monitoring, probably useful for the sysadmin. Updates every 2 seconds. More here: http://linuxclisecurity.blogspot.com/2009/12/monitor-kernel-ring-buffer.html.
Shorter way to find the device for a given mountpoint
credit goes to icanhaslinux.com
Allows you to send yourself notes from the commandline and receive them via email or text message. Also lets you send pics from the web, pics from your computer, and tweets directly to twitter. All without having to log in Ever.
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.
If you don't save the rule set it won't be applied during a reboot
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.