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gcc -dM -E - < /dev/null
sed '${LINE}d' ~/.ssh/known_host
2012-01-16 18:00:12
User: lucasrangit
Functions: sed

When you SSH to a server who's hostname or IP has changed since the last time a connection was recorded in the known_hosts file a warning will be displayed since this indicated a possible DNS spoofing attack. If this is a known change then this command will remove the previous entry and allow the SSH connection. The SSH client will prompt you as if it was the first time connected to the server.

Replace ${LINE} with the line of the offending key in ~known_hosts. 49 in the sample output.

echo $?
2011-07-27 15:34:20
User: lucasrangit
Functions: echo

I often find it useful to know what the exit status for a program was. This can be helpful when looking up errors by exit status or when scripting frequent commands.

Taken from http://www.faqs.org/docs/abs/HTML/exit-status.html

svn propset svn:executable ON filename
pdfimages -j foo.pdf bar
2011-07-07 17:18:36
User: lucasrangit
Tags: pdf jpeg

This will extract all DCT format images from foo.pdf and save them in JPEG format (option -j) to bar-000.jpg, bar-001.jpg, bar-002.jpg, etc.

Inspired by http://stefaanlippens.net/extract-images-from-pdf-documents

ssh vm-user@`VBoxManage guestproperty get "vm-name" "/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/IP" | awk '{ print $2 }'`
2011-05-04 18:01:36
User: lucasrangit
Functions: awk get ssh

Booting the VM headless via VBoxHeadless requires knowledge of the VM's network in order to connect. Using VBoxManage in this way and you can SSH to the VM without first looking up the current IP, which changes depending on how you have your VM configured.

awk '{printf("/* %02d */ %s\n", NR,$0)}' inputfile > outputfile
2011-01-04 19:13:55
User: lucasrangit
Functions: awk

I often find the need to number enumerations and other lists when programming. With this command, create a new file called 'inputfile' with the text you want to number. Paste the contents of 'outputfile' back into your source file and fix the tabbing if necessary. You can also change this to output hex numbering by changing the "%02d" to "%02x". If you need to start at 0 replace "NR" with "NR-1". I adapted this from http://osxdaily.com/2010/05/20/easily-add-line-numbers-to-a-text-file/.

find . -name '*.[c|h]pp' -o -name '*.[ch]' -type f
2010-03-11 01:22:06
User: lucasrangit
Functions: find

Find C/C++ source files and headers in the current directory.