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It will produce passwords with length of 20 printable characters within a reasonable time.
For shorter or longer passwords just change the 20 in bs=20 to something more convenient.
To create only alpha numeric passwords change [:print:] to [:alnum:]
This is a useful command to backup an sd card with relative total size for piping to pv with a progressbar
This is just a proof of concept: A FILE WHICH CAN AUTOMOUNT ITSELF through a SIMPLY ENCODED script. It takes advantage of the OFFSET option of mount, and uses it as a password (see that 9191? just change it to something similar, around 9k). It works fine, mounts, gets modified, updated, and can be moved by just copying it.
USAGE: SEE SAMPLE OUTPUT
The file is composed of three parts:
a) The legible script (about 242 bytes)
b) A random text fill to reach the OFFSET size (equals PASSWORD minus 242)
c) The actual filesystem
Logically, (a)+(b) = PASSWORD, that means OFFSET, and mount uses that option.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN ENCRYPTED FILESYSTEM. To improve it, it can be mounted with a better encryption script and used with encfs or cryptfs. The idea was just to test the concept... with one line :)
It applies the original idea of http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/7382/command-for-john-cons for encrypting the file.
The embedded bash script can be grown, of course, and the offset recalculation goes fine. I have my own version with bash --init-file to startup a bashrc with a well-defined environment, aliases, variables.
Blocksize (bs) is not mandatory. It's only needed when the count option is specified.
This example will close the pipe after transferring 100MB at a speed of 3MB per second.
An easy method to generate ISOs from CD/DVD media.
Write 200 blocks of 512k to a dummy file with dd, timing the result. The is useful as a quick test to compare the performance of different file systems.
dd can be used with /dev/zero to easily create a file of all zero-bytes. Pipe that through tr and use octal conversions to change the byte values from zero to 0xff (octal 0377). You can replace 0377 with the byte of your choice. You can also use \\0 and \\377 instead of the quoted version.
This version was mentioned in the comments. Credits go to flatcap.
The previously-posted one-liner didn't work for me for whatever reason, so I ended up doing this instead.
This command dumps a mounted disk to an ISO image. (Use "mount" to get the mounted disk's name.)
Make sure to un-mount the disk first.
Show running time. eta, progressbar
Create an image of "device" and send it to another machine through the network ("target" and "port" sets the ip and port the stream will be sent to), outputting a progress bar
On the machine that will receive, compress and store the file, use:
nc -l -p <port> | 7z a <filename> -si -m0=lzma2 -mx=9 -ms=on
Optionally, add the -v4g switch at the end of the line in order to split the file every 4 gigabytes (or set another size: accepted suffixes are k, m and g).
The file will be compressed using 7z format, lzma2 algorithm, with maximum compression level and solid file activated.
The compression stage will be executed on the machine which will store the image. It was planned this way because the processor on that machine was faster, and being on a gigabit network, transfering the uncompressed image wasn't much of a problem.
Same game as #10096 . loop as many times as you like.
Command to create a dummy file (full of nulls). Useful for testing e.g. file transfers when no file is at hand.
bs = blocksize, count = filesize in kilobytes