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Alternately for those without getent or only want to work on local users it's even easier:
cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd|xargs -n1 passwd -e
Note that not all implementations of passwd support -e. On RH it would be passwd -x0 (?) and on Solaris it would be passwd -f.
Run this as root, it will be helpful to quickly get information about the loaded kernel modules.
handles file names with spaces and colons, fixes sort (numeric!), uses mplayer, same output format as other alternatives
Similar but using mediainfo instead of totem-something
Sort .avi movies by time length, print the longest first, and so on...
Figures out what has changed in the last 12 hours.
Change the author to yourself, change the time since to whatever you want.
Sometimes, you don't really care about all the other information that ifconfig spits at you (however useful it may otherwise be). You just want an IP. This strips out all the crap and gives you exactly what you want.
besure to adjust your find to use to correct location of your VMX files.
Sample command to obtain a list of geographic localization for established connections, extracted from netstat. Need geoiplookup command ( part of geoip package under CentOS)
uses the previous "chr" function and uses it to create the inverse function "ord" by brute force.
It's slow, It's inelegant, but it works.
I thought I needed ord/chr to do a cartesian cipher in shell script a whie ago, but eventualy I realized I could get fancy with tr and do the same thing...
Calculates the size on disk for each package installed on the filesystem (or removed but not purged). This is missing the
| sort -rn
which would put the biggest packges on top. That was purposely left out as the command is slightly on the slow side
Also you may need to run this as root as some files can only be checked by du if you can read them ;)
miss a class at UTOSC2010? need a refresher? use this to curl down all the presentations from the UTOSC website. (http://2010.utosc.com) NOTE/WARNING this will dump them in the current directory and there are around 37 and some are big - tested on OSX10.6.1
counts the total (recursive) number of files in the immediate (depth 1) subdirectories as well as the current one and displays them sorted.
Fixed, as per ashawley's comment
usage: sitepass MaStErPaSsWoRd example.com
description: An admittedly excessive amount of hashing, but this will give you a pretty secure password, It also eliminates repeated characters and deletes itself from your command history.
tr '!-~' 'P-~!-O' # this bit is rot47, kinda like rot13 but more nerdy
rev # this avoids the first few bytes of gzip payload, and the magic bytes.
Quick shortcut if you know the hostname and want to save yourself one step for looking up the IP address separately.
show only the name of the apps that are using internet
Not as far off as you thought, now is it?
works on all unices.