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Test your XFS filesystem and Raptor hard drives for write performance.
change ":" in path for new line and associate word path to var $PATH
Batch resize all images to a width of 'X' pixels while maintaing the aspect ratio.
This makes uses of ImageMagick to make life easier.
Some malicious program appends a iframe or script tag to you web pages on some server, use this command to clean them in batch.
You can actually do the same thing with a combination of head and tail. For example, in a file of four lines, if you just want the middle two lines:
head -n3 sample.txt | tail -n2
Line 1 --\
Line 2 } These three lines are selected by head -n3,
Line 3 --/ this feeds the following filtered list to tail:
Line 2 \___ These two lines are filtered by tail -n2,
Line 3 / This results in:
being printed to screen (or wherever you redirect it).
You can replace "sort -nu" with "sort -u" for a word list sorted or "sort -R" for a random-sorted line
Here's a bash version using an array.
NOT MINE! Taken from hackzine.com blog.
It creates a tree-style output of all the (sub)folders and (sub)files from the current folder and down(deeper)
Quoting some of hackzine's words
"Murphy Mac sent us a link to a handy find/sed command that simulates the DOS tree command that you might be missing on your Mac or Linux box. [..split...] Like most things I've seen sed do, it does quite a bit in a single line of code and is completely impossible to read. Sure it's just a couple of substitutions, but like a jack in the box, it remains a surprise every time I run it."
This command allows you to find the effective uid and gid of the Apache process regardless of process name (which can be apache2 or httpd depending on distro).
1 rpm -ivh package.rpm
2 yum localinstall package.rpm
3 Edit /etc/yum.conf or repository.repo and change the value of gpgcheck from 1 to 0 (!dangerous)
Returns code of current status of pidgin accounts via dbus interface
So your boss wants to know how much memory has been assigned to each virtual machine running on your server... here's how to nab that information from the command line while logged in to that server