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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 shows a list of channels from seeon.tv website to watch shows and movies
Very useful for finding the largest files and subdirectories at any given point. Any user can run it from current location just when need to know their largest files and subtdirectories from a certain point down as well.
This will change the ownership of /../../somedirectory as well as all its subdirectories so they will be be owned by user2 - typically used when a directory is owned by root:root
Puts words on new lines, removing additional newlines.
Converts all ogg files to mp3 files in the current directory.
Open Port Check
I'm sure almost everybody knows this by now. This command will pull the password for the admin login of any plesk machine.
mencoder mf://filemask -mf
option availble for mf :
* w=value : the width of the output, by d?fault : autodetected
* h=value : height of the output, by default : autodetected
* fps=value : framerate of the output, by default : 25
* type=value : file format type input , avaible: jpeg, png, tga, sgi
Without the -dump option the header is displayed in lynx. You can also use w3m, the command then is
w3m -dump_head http://www.example.com/
This is a dirty raw way to simply list ELF objects in a folder.
The output is ready to be parsed i.e to the stripper or what else needs a path to an ELF object.
The -d flag sets the lifetime of a metric and defaults to 0 hence why old metrics continue to be graphed in the dashboard. Submitting a dummy value and short lifetime ensures that the metric is removed from the dashboard.
This is a bit of a hack, but it will get your fwguid which is needed sometimes when using your iPod.
Is a simple script for video streaming a movie
Group membership in OS X is a mish-mash of standards that end up meaning there's almost a half-dozen of ways to belong to a group, what with group inheritance and automatic assignment. This means there's no easy command to find out all groups a user belongs to. The only sensible way then is to list all users and then query each user for membership.
NOTE: This is a function. Once input you can execute it by calling with a groupname.
This will play the audio goodness posted up on PlayTweets via twitter right form the ever loving cmdline. You do not even need a twitter account. I hashed this out in a bit of a hurray as the kids need to get to sleep....I will be adding a loop based feature that will play new items as they come in...after what your are listening to is over.
http://twitter.com/playTweets for more info on playtweets
'ac' is included in the package 'acct', which is described as "The GNU Accounting utilities for process and login accounting". Other interesting flags are:
* print statistics for a specified user
ac -d username
* print statistics for all the users
With my command, the output is also printed in a sexagesimal, more readable, style.
Returns the number of running httpd processes
this version is going to work on redhat/centos/suse AND ubuntu/debian systems
Also shows files as they are found. Only works from a tty.