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Extracts 2nd-level domain part (or 3rd level, for co.* or com.*) from the URI's hostname. See sample output.
Ruby Version Manager (RVM) - https://rvm.io/
Here's how to serve a directory in one line of Ruby.
Handy for sharing files at a conference, for example.
Shows a list of all installed cows saying a fortune. Also lists the cows names. Pic your favorite cow!
Needs cowsay, fortune and ruby installed. The path only applies to OS X with cowsay installed using homebrew. On Linux it might be /usr/share/cowsay/cows/ or similar. Uses ruby just because.
You can also deploy a specific tag:
cap -s tag=my_tag deploy
. a Ruby SSH helper script
. reads a JSON config file to read host, FQDN, user, port, tunnel options
. changes OSX Terminal profiles based on host 'type'
put 'ash' ruby script in your PATH
modify and copy ashrc-dist to ~/.ashrc
configure OSX Terminal profiles, such as "webserver", "development", etc
run "ash myhostname" and away you go!
v.2 will re-attach to a 'screen' named in your ~/.ashrc
Commandline perl filter for, using a production.log from a rails app, display on realtime the count of requests grouped by "seconds to complete" (gross round, but fair enough for an oneliner) :)
"-n" loops around ; "-e" executes the given quoted string ; "$_" is the current line ; "split" creates an array on white space; each item of the array is "collected" to be then "capitalized" ; the array is "joined" back into a string.
Also, a perl version:
perl -e 'printf("%.2x.",rand(255))for(1..5);printf("%.2x\n",rand(255))'
Can be useful to granulary flush files in a CDN after they've been changed in the S3 bucket.