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with a semicolon text file map, apply multiple replace to a single file
This one is a bit more robust -- the remote machine may not have an .ssh directory, and it may not have an authorized_keys file, but if it does already, and you want to replace your ssh public key for some reason, this will work in that case as well, without duplicating the entry.
you should umount /dev/cdrom before using this cli
pub key in ./ssh/authorized_keys needed because ssh-ed ssh can't ask for the password.
Same as previous but without fugly sed =x
This version now adds a header with consecutive numbering.
Fast and excludes words with apostrophes. For ubuntu, you can use wamerican or wbritish dictionaries, installable through aptitude.
if you want to replace "foo" with "bar" in all files in a folder, and put the resulting files into a new subfolder
Using large wordlists is cumbersome. Using password cracking programs with rules such as Hashcat or John the ripper is much more effective. In order to do this many times we need to "clean" a wordlist removing all numbers, special characters, spaces, whitespace and other garbage. This command will covert a entire wordlist to all lowercase with no garbage.
Join all sequentially named files in the directory.
Use this for files split by utilities like hjsplit and similar.
This command does not do/perform _any_ sanity checks before acting, except that it won't run unless there is a file that matches "*.001".
- The outfile should not already exist.
- There should be more than one file. (*.002 should exist as well as *.001)
- The file-count should match the number in the name of the last file in the series.
- None of the files should be empty.
- All files should be the same size, except for the last, which should usually be smaller, but never larger than the rest.
A safer altenative can be found here: http://pastebin.com/KSS0zU2F
The first grep rejects capitalised words since the dict has proper nouns in it that you mightn't want to use. The second grep rejects words with ending in apostrophe s, and the third forces the words to be at least 15 characters long.
this command example converts to 25 fps subtitles that were originally created for 24 fps movie
I liked vaporub's suggestion, here a little simplification of the sed command.