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If you are an unlucky soul behind a corporate firewall you will likely find that downloading gpg keys is blocked. This is because the hkp protocol uses port 11371 by default to transfer the key.
By adding "hkp://" to the beginning of the hostname and ":80" to the end you are asking gpg to try using port 80 to connect (less likely to be blocked by a firewall). This relies on the remote server answering to requests over port 80.
Requires software found at: http://lpccomp.bc.ca/remserial/
Remote [A] (with physical serial port connected to device)
./remserial -d -p 23000 -s "115200 raw" /dev/ttyS0 &
Local [B] (running the program that needs to connect to serial device)
Create a SSH tunnel to the remote server:
ssh -N -L 23000:localhost:23000 user@hostwithphysicalserialport
Use the locally tunnelled port to connect the local virtual serial port to the remote real physical port:
./remserial -d -r localhost -p 23000 -l /dev/remser1 /dev/ptmx &
Example: Running minicom on machine B using serial /dev/remser1 will actually connect you to whatever device is plugged into machine A's serial port /dev/ttyS0.
Runs the identify command (from ImageMagick) on each jpg file in the current directory and returns image details according to the format parameter. The example here returns:
Filename FileSize Compression Width Height
More information about the available format options can be found here: http://www.imagemagick.org/script/escape.php
I usually redirect the output to a text file using "> listofdetails.txt" at the end. Spreadsheet magic can then be applied.