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tar pzcvf /result_path/result.tar.gz /target_path/target_folder
2009-11-10 11:17:00
User: CafeNinja
Functions: tar
0

The command as given would create the file "/result_path/result.tar.gz" with the contents of the target folder including permissions and sub- folder structure.

pwgen --alt-phonics --capitalize 9 10
2009-10-24 08:36:36
User: CafeNinja
Tags: Linux terminal
8

Produces secure passwords that satisfy most rules for secure passwords and can be customized for correct output as needed. See "man pwgen" for details.

lspci |grep VGA
2009-04-28 08:34:42
User: CafeNinja
Functions: grep lspci
Tags: video Ubuntu
1

Displays only the VGA adapter/chipset being used for the graphics. In this case, it gave me the "M22" and "Mobility Radeon x300" that I needed to research a graphics issue I was having.

mtr --report --report-cycles 10 www.google.com > google_net_report.txt
2009-04-10 07:57:44
User: CafeNinja
Tags: Network
9

The report mode of mtr produces a text formated result of the mtr run using the number of ping cycles stated by the command. This text file could then be attached to an email with ease.

I use this also without the ">" portion when writing email from within mutt using VI from the command mode with ":r !mtr --report --report-cycles 10