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# AllInOne: Update what packages are available, upgrade to new versions, remove unneeded packages
# (some are no longer needed, replaced by the ones from ap upgrade), check for dependencies
# and clean local cached packages (saved on disk but not installed?,some are needed? [this only cleans unneeded unlike ap clean]).
# aliases (copy into ~/.bashrc file):
a r='ap autoremove -y'
a up='ap update'
a u='up && ap upgrade -y --show-progress && r && ap check && ap autoclean'
# && means "and run if the previous succeeded", you can change it to ; to "run even if previous failed".
I'm not sure if ap check should be before or after ap upgrade -y, you can also change the alias names.
# To expand aliases in bash use ctrl alt e or see this ow.ly/zBKHs
# For more useful aliases go to ow.ly/zBMOx
Install all build dependencies for a given package
You need to install "sshpass" for this to work.
apt-get install sshpass
Usefull if you only want to see the package names, or if you want to use them in a script.
Remove old kernels (*-generic and *-generic-pae) via apt-get on debian/ubuntu based systems. Tested on ubuntu 10.04 - 12.04.
This will extract all the apt-get install commands issued on the box, even if they are in the gzipped history files.
This let's you find out the total packages that have available upgrades. Usefull if you want to check or show the total available upgrades on your system.
(also works on Ubuntu) Copies the 'install,' 'hold,' 'deinstall' and 'purge' states of packages on the remote machine to be matched on the local machine. Note: if packages were installed on the local machine that were never installed on the remote machine, they will not be deinstalled by this operation.
This alias is quicker to type than 'sudo apt-get install', and it automatically says yes to the prompt that shows up sometimes.
in Debian-based systems apt-get could be limited to the specified bandwidth in kilobytes using the apt configuration options(man 5 apt.conf, man apt-get). I'd quote man 5 apt.conf:
"The used bandwidth can be limited with Acquire::http::Dl-Limit which accepts integer values in kilobyte. The default value is 0 which deactivates the limit and tries uses as much as possible of the bandwidth..."
"HTTPS URIs. Cache-control, Timeout, AllowRedirect, Dl-Limit and proxy options are the same as for http..."
on a dpkg managed system this PATTERN will help you generate .deb files from source AND remove all the dev libs you had to install. i hate cluttering up my machine with rouge packages and headers.
it would be pretty darn easy on rpm systems as well. i just dont have a rpm managed system to test on right now.
NOTE, you sharp ones will notice that it uninstalls the deb you just made! yeah, but the deb is still there to do with it what you want, like re install it. or you can just grep -v after the diff
This will remove all installed kernels on your debian based install, except the one you're currently using.
Change the APP variable's value to whatever you want to install. Depending on how fast your machine is, you'll want to adjust the value 50 to something else. You might also want to play a different game than Gnometris - just make sure it's a GUI game.
Limits the usage of bandwidth by apt-get, in the example the command will use 30Kb/s ;)
It should work for most apt-get actions (install, update, upgrade, dist-upgrade, etc.)
The legend in the first column:
i = installed
p = installable
apt-get is pretty aggressive when it downloads, potentially hogging the bandwidth of your network. The 25 is in KB, change this to your needs.
only installed apps: /^ii/!d
avoiding current kernel stuff: /'"$(uname -r | sed "s/\(.*\)-\([^0-9]\+\)/\1/")"'/d
using app names: s/^[^ ]* [^ ]* \([^ ]*\).*/\1/
avoiding stuff without a version number: /[0-9]/!d
Useful for removes a package and its depends, for example to remove the gnome desktop environment, also configuration files will be removed, you should be carefully and sure that you want to do this.
You can't stand programs x, y, and z. Remove all trace of their existence by adding this function to your config. It will remove the cruft, the settings, and such and such. This function doesn't even give a damn about you trying to remove programs that don't exist: it'll just for loop to the next one on your hit list.
Running 'cpan Module::Name' will install that module from CPAN. This is a simple way of using a similar command to install a packaged Perl module from a Debian archive using apt-get.