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When booting a VM through OpenStack and managed through cloudinit, the hosts file gets to write a line simiar to
127.0.1.1 ns0.novalocal ns0
This command proven useful while installing a configuration manager such as Salt Stack (or Puppet, or Ansible) and getting node name
If you vim a compressed file it will list all archive content, then you can pickup any of them for editing and saving. There you have the modified archive without any extra step. It supports many file types such as tar.gz, tgz, zip, etc.
This is not printing, real editing using the text editor.
In this case, we'll be editing every PHP file from the current location down the tree.
You can show all the files in the vim buffer with :buffers which outputs something like,
1 %a "./config/config.php" line 1
2 "./lib/ws-php-library.php" line 0
3 "./lib/css.php" line 0
4 "./lib/mysqldb.class.php" line 0
5 "./lib/config.class.php" line 0
6 "./lib/actions.php" line 0
Press ENTER or type command to continue
If you'd like to edit ./lib/mysqldb.class.php for example, enter :b4 anytime you're editing a file. You can switch back and forth.
This function does a batch edition of all OOO3 Writer files in current directory. It uses sed to search a FOO pattern into body text of each file, then replace it to foo pattern (only the first match) . I did it because I've some hundreds of OOO3 Writer files where I did need to edit one word in each ones and open up each file in OOO3 gui wasn't an option. Usage: bsro3 FOO foo
/usr/sbin/ab2 -f TLS1 -S -n 1000 -c 100 -t 2 http://www.google.com/
is the same as
/usr/sbin/ab2 -f TLS1 -S -n 1000 -c 100 -t 2 http://www.commandlinefu.com/
Open up vi or vim at the first instance of a pattern in [file]. Useful if you know where you want to be, like "PermitRootLogin" in sshd_config. Also, vi +10 [file] will open up a file at line 10. VERY useful when you get "error at line 10" type of output.
When writing on the command line of zsh, by pressing Alt+q the command will be cleaned, and you can insert another one. The command you were writing will be recorder, and pasted on the prompt immediately after the "interrupting" command is inserted.
While I love gpg and truecrypt there's some times when you just want to edit a file and not worry about keys or having to deal needing extra software on hand. Thus, you can use vim's encrypted file format.
For more info on vim's encrypted files visit: http://www.vim.org/htmldoc/editing.html#encryption
Replace (as opposed to insert) hex opcodes, data, breakpoints, etc. without opening a hex editor.
HEXBYTES contains the hex you want to inject in ascii form (e.g. 31c0)
OFFSET is the hex offset (e.g. 49cf) into the binary FILE