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Converts control codes and spaces (ASCII code ≤ 32) to visible Unicode Control Pictures, U+2400 ? U+2420. Skips \n characters, which is probably a good thing.
Given a bunch of files with "wrong" date naming, it renames them in a "good" format.
Tired of front end developers using short open tags in your views? This will replace all instances of
Note that in the command N is, for instance, 37.
Lists directory size up to a maximum traversal depth on systems like IBM AIX, where the du command doesn't have Linux's --max-depth option. AIX's du uses -g to display directory size on gigabytes, -m to use megabytes, and -k to use kilobytes. tr### is a Perl function that replaces characters and returns the amount of changed characters, so in this case it will return how many slashes there were in the full path name.
Sets the @ A record for your domain hosted by namecheap to your current internet-facing IP address, logs success or failure with syslog, and logs the data returned to /root/dnsupdate.
Change the XXX's as appropriate.
xmas lights for your terminal - switching the $l value to something like 1200 and zooming out on your terminal gives a great view ...
Found it on:
The yet most simple way to read all the contents of a file to a variable. I used it in a perl script to replace $text="`cat /sys/...`", and stipping down 9 secs of runtime due less forks
`pwd` returns the current path
`grep -o` prints each slash on new line
perl generates the paths sequence: './.', './../.', ...
`readlink` canonicalizes paths (it makes the things more transparent)
`xargs -tn1` applies chmod for each of them. Each command applied is getting printed to STDERR.
Since none of the systems I work on have readlink, this works cross-platform (everywhere has perl, right?).
Note: This will resolve links.
This attempts to load a Perl Module (-M flag) and use version 9999, since no module has a version this high, Perl exits either a) telling you the version of the module installed or b) tells you it can't find the module.
Shows the path if the module is installed or exit quietly (to simply avoid the 'No documentation found' msg).
This version uses a bash function and does not print the path to the module.
Using perl and tput, show all the colors with numbers that your actual $TERM can handle.
If want to remove the numbers at beginning of new line, it should be something like this:
perl -E 'say `tput setb $_`," "x `tput cols`, `tput sgr0` for 0 .. (`tput colors` - 1)'
Just another FizzBuzz in Perl.
Print environment (system) information using Perl.
Add this line to your ~/.gitconfig for a git alias "git brd" (i.e., brd = (br)anch+(d)ate) which sorts branches by date. Allows you to pass in limited "git branch" options such as "-r" (remote) or "-a" (all). (Note: forum added "$" prefix to command; obviously in gitconfig there is no "$" prefix.)
Nasty perl one-liner that provides a sparkline of ping times. If you want a different history than the last 30, just put that value in. It (ab)uses unicode to draw the bars, inspired by https://github.com/joemiller/spark-ping . It's not the most bug-free piece of code, but what it lacks in robustness it makes up for in capability. :)
If anyone has any ideas on how to make it more compact or better, I'd love to hear them.
I included a ping to google in the command just as an example (and burned up 10 chars doing it!). You should use it with: $ ping example.com | $SPARKLINE_PING_COMMAND