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tar -xfv archive.zip
2010-10-14 08:19:16
User: vxbinaca
Functions: tar
-4

Simplicity tends to win out on commandlinefu.com Also, why type multiple filenames when range operators work too. Saves finger abuse and time and reduces the chances for mistakes.

gconftool-2 --set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop --type bool 0
2010-10-05 19:39:42
User: vxbinaca
0

What you're really trying to do is make all the icons go away, right? It's not that hard, guys. Saves a lot of heart ache and hard drive activity to just tell Gnome to not display the icons.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure -a
ssh -4 -C -c blowfish-cbc
2009-12-15 00:30:53
User: vxbinaca
Functions: ssh
Tags: ssh
18

We force IPv4, compress the stream, specify the cypher stream to be Blowfish. I suppose you could use aes256-ctr as well for cypher spec. I'm of course leaving out things like master control sessions and such as that may not be available on your shell although that would speed things up as well.

rkhunter --versioncheck --update --propupd --check
2009-12-15 00:23:45
User: vxbinaca
2

Not everyone reads manpages. Aliasing this command will help with the task of doing audits with RKhunter. It will check for the latest version, update the definitions and then run a check on the system.

Hint: alias that in your .bashrc to make life for your fingers easier.

watch -d 'sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep Load_Cycle_Count ; sudo smartctl -a /dev/sda | grep Temp'
2009-12-15 00:15:24
User: vxbinaca
Functions: grep sudo watch
2

This command is a great way to check to see if acpi is doing damage to your disks by agressivly parking the read arm and wearing down it's life. As you can see, mine has lost half its life. I'm sure this could be shortened though somehow. It will use smartctl to dump the stats and then grep out just the temperature and load cycles for the disk (a load cycle is when a the read arm comes out of park and wears on the drive).

flac -ts *.flac
2009-12-15 00:07:51
User: vxbinaca
1

FLAC's built in integrity checks are far more useful then devising a scheme to use MD5 sum files. This will check all the FLAC in a directory and output only errors. Remove the "s" after the "t" and it will be somewhat verbose in the check.