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Creates a git repository in a predefined location.
git gc should be run on all git repositories every 100 commits. This will help do do so if you have many git repositories ;-)
How much memory is chrome sucking?
Well, this is quite useful for testing if your hardware watchdog is working properly.
POSIX compliant arithmetic evaluation.
list all java process info.
Replace the first part of the command above with the appropriate timezone string. Eg: 'Europe/London' or for UTC - 'Etc/UTC'. The appropriate string can be found from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones
This is useful when your server is installed by a data centre (managed hardware, VPS, etc) and the timezone is not usually set to the one your prefer.
Shows a list of all installed cows saying a fortune. Also lists the cows names. Pic your favorite cow!
Needs cowsay, fortune and ruby installed. The path only applies to OS X with cowsay installed using homebrew. On Linux it might be /usr/share/cowsay/cows/ or similar. Uses ruby just because.
Anyone can make the command smaller & easier? :)
I have found that base64 encoded webshells and the like contain lots of data but hardly any newlines due to the formatting of their payloads. Checking the "width" will not catch everything, but then again, this is a fuzzy problem that relies on broad generalizations and heuristics that are never going to be perfect.
What I have done is set an arbitrary threshold (200 for example) and compare the values that are produced by this script, only displaying those above the threshold. One webshell I tested this on scored 5000+ so I know it works for at least one piece of malware.
Put it in your ~/.bashrc
google word1 word2 word3...
google '"this search gets quoted"'
I found this command on a different site and thought you guy might enjoy it. Just change "YOURSEARCH" to what ever you want to search. Example, "Linux Commands"
This is longer than others on here. The reason for this is I have combined two different matrix commands so it would work on all computers. I logged onto my server through a computer and it worked fine. I logged into my server through a mac and it looked $4!t so I have made one that works through both.
Reason can be: taken, available, contains_banned_word
I use these command to validate twitter accounts, we can use a "for a in $(cat list.txt)" to validate a complete list of twitter accounts.
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down periods of work into 25-minute intervals called 'Pomodori' (from the Italian word for 'tomatoes') separated by short breaks.
You need to prepare a short .wav file (the "ring.wav" in the sample command line). This command will trigger aplay to play ring.wav 25 minutes from now on, which can be used as a poor man's pomodoro timer.
calculate if "$1" is a number ... decimals included :)