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Remove old kernels (*-generic and *-generic-pae) via apt-get on debian/ubuntu based systems. Tested on ubuntu 10.04 - 12.04.
Nothing fancy, just a regular filesystem scan that calls the badblocks program and shows some progress info. The used options are:
-c ? check for bad sectors with badblocks program
-D ? optimize directories if possible
-f ? force check, even if filesystem seems clean
-t ? print timing stats (use -tt for more)
-y ? assume answer ?yes? to all questions
-C 0 ? print progress info to stdout
/dev/sdxx ? the partition to check, (e.g. /dev/sda1 for first partition on first hard disk)
NOTE: Never run fsck on a mounted partition!
i've been writing a bash script where i needed to query the installed version number of the nvidia driver when it's not loaded. Unfortunately i have not found a easy way of doing this.
If i'm a stupid person, please enlighten me of a better way ;)
This command will search all subfolders of the current directory and list the names of the folders which contain less than 2 MB of data. I use it to clean up my mp3 archive and to delete the found folders pipe the output to a textfile & run:
while read -r line; do rm -Rv "$line"; done < textfile
extension to tali713's random fact generator. It takes the output & sends it to notify-osd. Display time is proportional to the lengh of the fact.