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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
This will check if a user is logged in using ssh and will log out the user automatically after the specified time in seconds without data retrieval on the server side.
Will work with bash and zsh so put it into your sourced shell file on the server side.
Be aware that users can change this themselves as it's just a envoronment variable.
Put this in your zshrc, source it, then run 'pkill -usr1 zsh' to source it in all open terminals. Also works with bash. More info: http://www.reddit.com/r/commandline/comments/12g76v/how_to_automatically_source_zshrc_in_all_open/
There is no need to use the shell or construct. Screen offers varius ways of detaching and reattaching. man screen and look for -[rRdD].
to create a named session: sdr moo
resume: sdr moo
Tries to avoid the fragile nature of scrapers by looking for user-input in the output as opposed to markup or headers on the web site.
Tries to reattach to screen, if it's not available, creates one.
created an alias "irc" for it, since sometimes i forget if there already is a screen session running with irssi, this way I avoid creating a new one by mistake.
Renames all files ending in "_test.rb" to "_spec.rb"
I doubt this works with other than bash, but then again, I havent tried.
The 'yes' utility is very simple, it outputs a hell of a lot of 'y's to standard input.
The '!!' command means 'the last command'. So this one-lines inputs a lot of y's into the last command, aggressively agreeing to everything. For instance, when doing apt-get.
You may want to just use the shortcut "." instead of "source"
Any changes to BASH shell made in .bashrc will be active in the current terminal window from the moment you execute this command, ie. aliases, prompt settings etc. No need to restart terminal.
(In BASH 'source' simile to 'eval' lets you generally execute any bunch of commands stacked in a text file).
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.)
Use meaningful exit codes
change "source" to "cat" to view output instead of assigning
typeset command gives to stdout all the functions defined in a bash session, -f and -F switches are for: all functions names with body (-f) and all functions names only (-F).
Had trouble with the other function, because of missing semicolons. (According to my bash on OS X)
This makes your commandlinefu.com's favorites appear as most recent commands in your history.
Helps when I'm editing a script and want to double check some commands without having to exit out of vi multiple times or having to use another terminal session.
This command attempts to attach to existing irssi session, if one exists, otherwise creates one.
I use "irc" because I use different irc clients depending on what system I am working on. Consistency is queen.
To use this comment you'll have to create a file entitled 'ignorelist' where you put the file name or pattern of the files you want to ignore. I used it for my maven project which generates the child project files in each folder so I can import them into eclipse. By adding these project files to the ignore list ensure they won't appear each time I run 'svn status'.
Depending on your Apache access log configuration you may have to change the sum+=$11 to previous or next awk token.
Beware, usually in access log last token is time of response in microseconds, penultimate token is size of response in bytes. You may use this command line to calculate sum and average of responses sizes.
You can also refine the egrep regexp to match specific HTTP requests.
Enable tracing and print a timestamp before the command to be invoked.
Original author: Peter Eisentraut