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This will create the intermediate directories that do not exist.
I did not know about this for a long time.
If you use Mac OS X or some other *nix variant that doesn't come with ssh-copy-id, this one-liner will allow you to add your public key to a remote machine so you can subsequently ssh to that machine without a password.
pv allows a user to see the progress of data through a pipeline, by giving information such as time elapsed, percentage completed (with progress bar), current throughput rate, total data transferred, and ETA. (man pv)
Pipe viewer is a terminal-based tool for monitoring the progress of data through a pipeline. It can be inserted into any normal pipeline between two processes to give a visual indication of how quickly data is passing through, how long it has taken, how near to completion it is, and an estimate of how long it will be until completion. Source: http://www.catonmat.net/blog/unix-utilities-pipe-viewer/
This version uses read instead of eval.
This command will replace all the spaces in all the filenames of the current directory with underscores. There are other commands that do this here, but this one is the easiest and shortest.
Quick and dirty version. I made a version that checks if a manpage exists (but it's not a oneliner). You must have ps2pdf and of course Ghostscript installed in your box.
Enhancements appreciated :-)
It deletes all removed files, updates what was modified, and adds new files.
You're running a script, command, whatever.. You don't expect it to take long, now 5pm has rolled around and you're ready to go home... Wait, it's still running... You forgot to nohup it before running it... Suspend it, send it to the background, then disown it... The ouput wont go anywhere, but at least the command will still run...
for one line per process:
ss -p | cat
for established sockets only:
ss -p | grep STA
for just process names:
ss -p | cut -f2 -sd\"
ss -p | grep STA | cut -f2 -d\"
Grab X11 input and create an MPEG at 25 fps with the resolution 800x600
Written for linux, the real example is how to produce ascii text graphs based on a numeric value (anything where uniq -c is useful is a good candidate).
The title is optional.
-t: expire time in milliseconds.
-u: urgency (low, normal, critical).
-i: icon path.
On Debian-based systems you may need to install the 'libnotify-bin' package.
Useful to advise when a wget download or a simulation ends. Example:
wget URL ; notify-send "Done"
Watch is a very useful command for periodically running another command - in this using mysqladmin to display the processlist. This is useful for monitoring which queries are causing your server to clog up.
The biggest advantage of this over the functions is that it is portable.
This example, for example, produces the output, "Fri Feb 13 15:26:30 EST 2009"
Find random strings within /dev/urandom. Using grep filter to just Alphanumeric characters, and then print the first 30 and remove all the line feeds.
Usage: cmdfu hello world
This command displays a clock on your terminal which updates the time every second. Press Ctrl-C to exit.
A couple of variants:
A little bit bigger text:
watch -t -n1 "date +%T|figlet -f big"
You can try other figlet fonts, too.
Big sideways characters:
watch -n 1 -t '/usr/games/banner -w 30 $(date +%M:%S)'
This requires a particular version of banner and a 40-line terminal or you can adjust the width ("30" here).
I did not know this, i'd like to share...
"-o loop" lets you use a file as a block device