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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:
the last person who posted used the most roundabout way to concatinate files, there's a reason there's a "conCATinate" command... Using this method, you also get to choose the order of the files, below another person just did *.txt > combined.txt which is fine but the order depends on the implementation of "cat" which is probably alphabetical order of filenames.
Check if you have 64bit by looking for "lm" in cpuinfo. lm stands for "long mem". This can also be used without being root.
Get a list of all the unique hostnames from the apache configuration files. Handy to see what sites are running on a server. A slightly shorter version.
Get a list of all the unique hostnames from the apache configuration files. Handy to see what sites are running on a server.
A quick way of know the temperature info.
The command shows the real power of the pdftk tool, you can do basically everything you want with multiple pdf's.
In the command a book is created from chapters, headings and covers.
when someone mail you his ssh public key, and the lines are broken with '\n', you can reconstruct a new file with one key by line with this command.
I think I picked this one up from Hak5 (yeah I know.. kinda lame)
if you, like me, do not have the numsum, this way can do the same.
I must monitorize a couple of ftp servers every morning WITHOUT a port-scanner
Instead of ftp'ing on 100 ftp servers manually to test their status I use this loop.
It might be adaptable to other services, however it may require a 'logout' string instead of 'quit'.
The file ftps.txt contains the full list of ftp servers to monitorize.
Get Memeory Info
Col 1 is swapped sum in kb
Col 2 is pid of process
Col 3 is command that was issued
i wanted to delete all duplicate lines from .bash_history and keep the order of the other lines.
the command cat's the file and adds line numbers, then sorts by the second column. afterwards uniq omits repeated lines, but skips the first field (the line number). then it sorts by the line numbers and at the end cuts the numbers off.
cat - concatenate MP3 files and save it...
Searches all log files (including archived bzip2 files) for invalid user and PAM authentication errors, both of which are indicative of brute force attempts at logging into computer. A list of all unique IP addresses and domain names is appended to hosts.deny. The command (and grep error messages) will work on Mac OS X 10.6, small adjustments may be needed for other OSs.
If you're on a system that doesn't have nl, you can use cat -n.