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stop man page content from disappearing on exit
echo "export LESS='FiX'" >> ~/.bashrc
'q'uit out of man page
content will stay on screen
Mon Oct 18 04:02:01 2010
useful for loops like for i in $(cat list_of_servers); do ssh -q $i hostname; done
if there is an unreachable server, you can just press ctrl + \ to skip that server and continue on with the loop
Check the status of a 'dd' in progress. useful when creating very large dumps and want to see how far along it is. Sending the kill -USR1 forces dd to dump it's progress to stdout
the $15 may change for you depending on your distro, etc...
see sample output
creates a new tab for each of N servers in listofservers.txt and ssh's to said servers
then, try the "send to all sessions" feature of konsole to do the same work on all servers at the same time. BIG time saver, but be careful!
converts encoding of a file to unix utf-8
useful for data files that contain what would be usable ascii text but are encoded as mpeg or some other encoding that prevents you from doing common manipulations like 'sed'