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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:
you will hear how many seconds since 1.1.1970 in english words with billions, millions and thousands.
this is very useful, if you want to get over to use the unixtimestamp instead of the 24 hour clock in your dayly life
Gives you a list for all installed chrome (chromium) extensions with URL to the page of the extension.
With this you can easy add a new Bookmark folder called "extensions" add every URL to that folder, so it will be synced and you can access the names from every computer you are logged in.
Only tested with chromium, for chrome you maybe have to change the find $PATH.
It will change the reserve_lock attribute to all AIX EMC disk attached.
The ^python$ is a package name patten. You can change whatever you want.
Currently Facebook has updated their headers to display 127.0.0.1 but if you have saved e-mails from messages and FB related mail you can still reveal the IP. :)
Tested on Mac OS X 10.6.3
Just a quick hack to give reasonable filenames to TrueType and OpenType fonts.
I'd accumulated a big bunch of bizarrely and inconsistently named font files in my ~/.fonts directory. I wanted to copy some, but not all, of them over to my new machine, but I had no idea what many of them were. This script renames .ttf files based on the name embedded inside the font. It will also work for .otf files, but make sure you change the mv part so it gives them the proper extension.
REQUIREMENTS: Bash (for extended pattern globbing), showttf (Debian has it in the fontforge-extras package), GNU grep (for context), and rev (because it's hilarious).
BUGS: Well, like I said, this is a quick hack. It grew piece by piece on the command line. I only needed to do this once and spent hardly any time on it, so it's a bit goofy. For example, I find 'rev | cut -f1 | rev' pleasantly amusing --- it seems so clearly wrong, and yet it works to print the last argument. I think flexibility in expressiveness like this is part of the beauty of Unix shell scripting. One-off tasks can be be written quickly, built-up as a person is "thinking aloud" at the command line. That's why Unix is such a huge boost to productivity: it allows each person to think their own way instead of enforcing some "right way".
On a tangent: One of the things I wish commandlinefu would show is the command line HISTORY of the person as they developed the script. I think it's that conversation between programmer and computer, as the pipeline is built piece-by-piece, that is the more valuable lesson than any canned script.
The cut should match the relevant timestamp part of the logfile, the uniq will count the number of occurrences during this time interval.
Change the cut range for hits per 10 sec, minute and so on... Grep can be used to filter on url or source IP.
similar to the previous command, but with more friendly output (tested on linux)
not the best, uses 4 pipes!
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 command to find out what the day ends in. Can be edited slightly to find out what "any" output ends in.
NB: I haven't tested with weird and wonderful output.
Prints a log of phonecalls placed from/to an asterisk server, formated into an easily readable table.
You can use partial number/queue matches, or use .* to match everything.
Gets the IP addresses of all interfaces except loopback. Cuts out all of the extra text.
Shorter than the other options, and much easier to type.
'ifconfig | grep cast' is enough to get the IP address, but it doesn't strip the rest of the junk out.
get a list of currently running oracle dbs (identified by the pmon process)
show the executable that spawned the process and
show the ORACLE_HOME relative to the environment within which the process is running
tailored to AIX (sed on linux behaves...differently)
suggestions for a better way...please.
This will kill a specific process you don't know the PID of, when pidof and pgrep are not available, for example on OS X. var1 is created so that the whitespace can be trimmed before passing off to kill.