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echo "I'm going to paste this into WINDERS XP" | xsel -i
2010-02-08 00:23:43
User: bartonski
Functions: echo
Tags: X xsel putty XMing

Set up X forwarding in PuTTY, with X display location set to :0.0

Launch PuTTY ssh session.

Launch Xming. Make sure that display is set to :0.0 (this is default).

echo "I'm going to paste this into WINDERS XP" | xsel -i

will insert the string into the windows cut and paste buffer.

Thanks to Dennis Williamson at stackoverflow.com for sharing...

echo "There are $(($(date +%j -d"Dec 31, $(date +%Y)")-$(date +%j))) left in year $(date +%Y)."
/bin/bash echo -n "Let's POST MORE, PLEASE!"
2010-02-05 18:52:45
User: editorreilly
Functions: echo

I absolutely love this website, and appreciate every contribution. This is the first place I go when I'm stuck, you all have some great ideas. But contributions seem to be slipping a little. If all of us could contribute more code from time to time, this site would be absolutely incredible. Since I'm a relative newcomer to commandline-fu, I don't have the knowledge to contribute much, but I will do what I can.

newest () { DIR=${1:-'.'}; CANDIDATE=`find $DIR -type f|head -n1`; while [[ ! -z $CANDIDATE ]]; do BEST=$CANDIDATE; CANDIDATE=`find $DIR -newer "$BEST" -type f|head -n1`; done; echo "$BEST"; }
2010-02-04 12:40:44
User: shadycraig
Functions: echo head

Works recusivley in the specified dir or '.' if none given.

Repeatedly calls 'find' to find a newer file, when no newer files exist you have the newest.

In this case 'newest' means most recently modified. To find the most recently created change -newer to -cnewer.

echo '.dump' | sqlite3 your_sqlite.db > your_sqlite_text.txt
2010-02-04 07:58:41
User: alamati
Functions: echo

If you want edit your sqlite database in any uft8 supported editor, you can dump whole sqlite database to plain text.

echo {1..199}" bottles of beer on the wall, cold bottle of beer, take one down, pass it around, one less bottle of beer on the wall,, " | espeak -v english -s 140
2010-02-04 04:38:52
User: op4
Functions: echo

you know the song... sing along

echo "DISPLAY=$DISPLAY xmessage setup suphp perms htscanner acct#101101 host2.domain.com" | at 23:00 Feb 8
2010-02-04 04:26:24
User: op4
Functions: at echo

setup for reminder in 5 days, added the date in the future. To run a job at 4pm three days from now, you would do at 4pm + 3 days, to run a job at 10:00am on July 31, you would do at 10am Jul 31 and to run a job at 1am tomorrow, you would do at 1am tomorrow.

echo "DISPLAY=$DISPLAY xmessage convert db to innodb" | at 00:00
while read l; do echo $RANDOM "$l"; done | sort -n | cut -d " " -f 2-
2010-02-03 22:36:34
User: ketil
Functions: cut echo read sort

If you need to randomize the lines in a file, but have an old sort commands that doesn't support the -R option, this could be helpful. It's easy enough to remember so that you can create it as a script and use that.

It ain't real fast. It ain't safe. It ain't super random. Do not use it on untrusted data. It requires bash for the $RANDOM variable to work.

echo 'c84fa6b830e38ee8a551df61172d53d7 myfile' | md5sum -c
ruler() { for s in '....^....|' '1234567890'; do w=${#s}; str=''; for (( i=1; i<=(COLUMNS + w) / $w; i=i+1 )); do str+=$s; done; str=${str:0:COLUMNS} ; echo $str; done; }
2010-01-31 05:55:00
User: dennisw
Functions: echo

A similar version for Bash that doesn't require cut and shortens the function in a few places. And it uses local variables. (similar to a version by eightmillion in a comment on the another version)

echo alias xkcd="gwenview `w3m -dump http://xkcd.com/|grep png | awk '{print $5}'` 2> /dev/null" >> .bashrc
2010-01-30 20:38:16
User: GinoMan2440
Functions: alias echo

Add an alias to your .bashrc that allows you to issue the command xkcd to view (with gwenview) the newest xkcd comic... I know there are thousands of them out there but this one is at least replete with installer and also uses a more concise syntax... plus, gwenview shows you the downloading progress as it downloads the comic and gives you a more full featured viewing experience.

[ "c84fa6b830e38ee8a551df61172d53d7" = "$(md5sum myfile | cut -d' ' -f1)" ] && echo OK || echo FAIL
md5 myfile | awk '{print $4}' | diff <(echo "c84fa6b830e38ee8a551df61172d53d7") -
2010-01-29 16:57:13
User: voidpointer
Functions: awk diff echo

Makes sure the contents of "myfile" are the same contents that the author intended given the author's md5 hash of that file ("c84fa6b830e38ee8a551df61172d53d7").

echo $(echo $(seq $MIN $MAX) | sed 's/ /+/g') | bc -l
ruler() { for s in '....^....|' '1234567890'; do w=${#s}; str=$( for (( i=1; $i<=$(( ($COLUMNS + $w) / $w )) ; i=$i+1 )); do echo -n $s; done ); str=$(echo $str | cut -c -$COLUMNS) ; echo $str; done; }
a="www.commandlinefu.com";b="/index.php";for n in $(seq 1 7);do echo -en "GET $b HTTP/1.0\r\nHost: "$a"\r\n\r\n" |nc $a 80 2>&1 |grep Set-Cookie;done
2010-01-28 14:19:43
User: vlan7
Functions: echo grep seq
Tags: bash cookies

The loop is to compare cookies. You can remove it...

Maybe you wanna use curl...

curl www.commandlinefu.com/index.php -s0 -I | grep "Set-Cookie"
echo $(( $( cat count.txt | tr "\n" "+" | xargs -I{} echo {} 0 ) ))
2010-01-27 10:02:30
User: glaudiston
Functions: cat echo tr xargs

if you, like me, do not have the numsum, this way can do the same.

for host in $(cat ftps.txt) ; do if echo -en "o $host 21\nquit\n" |telnet 2>/dev/null |grep -v 'Connected to' >/dev/null; then echo -en "FTP $host KO\n"; fi done
2010-01-26 15:34:18
User: vlan7
Functions: cat echo grep host telnet

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.

savesIFS=$IFS;IFS=$(echo -en "\n\b"); for items in `ls *.7z`; do 7zr e $items ; done; IFS=$saveIFS
nmap -sP <subnet>.* | egrep -o '[0-9]+\.[0-9]+\.[0-9]+\.[0-9]+' > results.txt ; for IP in {1..254} ; do echo "<subnet>.${IP}" ; done >> results.txt ; cat results.txt | sort -n -t . -k 1,1 -k 2,2 -k 3,3 -k 4,4 | uniq -u
for i in $(ps -ef | awk '{print $2}') ; { swp=$( awk '/Swap/{sum+=$2} END {print sum}' /proc/$i/smaps ); if [[ -n $swp && 0 != $swp ]] ; then echo -n "\n $swp $i "; cat /proc/$i/cmdline ; fi; } | sort -nr
(IFS=; sed 's/^[]0;[^^G]*^G/^M/g' <SessionLog> | while read -n 1 ITEM; do [ "$ITEM" = "^M" ] && ITEM=$'\n'; echo -ne "$ITEM"; sleep 0.05; done; echo)
2010-01-20 16:11:32
User: jgc
Functions: echo read sed sleep
Tags: read script

This command will play back each keystroke in a session log recorded using the script command. You'll need to replace the ^[ ^G and ^M characters with CTRL-[, CTRL-G and CTRL-M. To do this you need to press CTRL-V CTRL-[ or CTRL-V CTRL-G or CTRL-V CTRL-M.

You can adjust the playback typing speed by modifying the sleep.

If you're not bothered about seeing each keypress then you could just use:

cat session.log
echo $VARIABLE | xargs -d'\40' -n 6 echo
2010-01-20 15:12:53
User: SuperFly
Functions: echo xargs

Print out the contents of $VARIABLE, six words per line, ignoring any single or double quotes in the text. Useful when $VARIABLE contains a sentence that changes periodically, and may or may not contain quoted text.

removedir(){ read -p "Delete the current directory $PWD ? " human;if [ "$human" = "yes" ]; then [ -z "${PWD##*/}" ] && { echo "$PWD not set" >&2;return 1;}; rm -Rf ../"${PWD##*/}"/ && cd ..; else echo "I'm watching you" | pv -qL 10; fi; }