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Yeah yeah, another "render man page in pdf", but this time it creates a temporary PDF that stays resident in memory for viewing, but is eliminated on the filesystem.
Replace evince with your PDF viewer of choice.
There are a lot of commands, which invokes your player at specified time. But I prefer not to jump from by bed, when alarm start to play. Instead, this script increases volume of mpd over time, which much more pleasant when you just woke up :)
Original submitted version would break if any filenames had whitespaces in them. The command is a Bad Idea anyhow, because you will end up `cat`ing a binary or something else specacularly bad.
The better alternative to #9756.
I don't think I'd ever use the original command, but this one was so bad I had to post this. Sorry.
1. $(ls) is dumb, and will give errors if you have an alias like "ls -Fs"
2. clear is better and more portable than reset state.
3. if you're interested in differences, then use diff, not cat.
poorman's ifstat using just sh and awk. You must change "eth0" with your interface's name.
this will open a new tab in firefox for every line in a file
the sleep is removable but i found that if you have a large list of urls 50+, and no sleep, it will try to open all the urls at once and this will cause them all to load a lot slower, also depending on the ram of your system sleep gives you a chance to close the tabs before they overload your ram, removing & >2/dev/null will yield unpredictable results.
This uses curl to find out the access times of a web service
I'm flat-out surprised that minecraft directory services require servers install multiple modifications to their server code, when the directories could fetch this information on their own.
Testing in a TTY terminal , not emulator .
In this case it runs the command 'curl localhost:3000/site/sha' waiting the amount of time in sleep, ie: 1 second between runs, appending each run to the console.
This works well for any command where the output is less than your line width
This is unlike watch, because watch always clears the display.
shell loop to scan netstat output avoiding loolback aliases (local/remote swap for local connections)
Automation click every 4 second on a macro slot bar to world of warcraft for prospecting item
enable auto loot and create macro, put mouse over slot on the bar
/use Elementium Ore
When aliens invade Earth, be first to warn your neighbours by placing your computer screen at a window and executing this potentially Earth-saving command.
Ctrl C when aliens are defeated.
No need to install additional packages
Checks your gmail account every 30 seconds and display the number of new messages in the top right corner of the terminal.
A kind of CLI "Gmail notifier" if you will. :-)
This is a mashup of http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/7916/put-a-console-clock-in-top-right-corner and http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/3386/check-your-unread-gmail-from-the-command-line
Use the command to create a script and bind it to a key using keyboard shortcut.
Script locks the screen in a loop until the command is executed again.At first it
Works on Laptops, Desktop having communication b/w UPS & CPU
You should really use keys. Really. I'm serious.
But if you have to add your key, change password etc. for a long list of servers, this might help.
Use acpi and notify-send to report current temperature every five minutes.
Works best in a shell script run at startup. acpi is called for temperature and fed to notify-send for a tooltip. After waiting five minutes, it will start over.
works best in a shell script run at startup. It will ping localhost once and output to null, after it does that, acpi is called for temperature in fahrenheit and piped through to another loop that feeds notify-send for a tooltip. After waiting five minutes, it will start over.
credit goes to icanhaslinux.com
credit goes to icanhaslinux.com
Only slightly different than previous commands. The benefit is that your "watch" should die when the dd command has completed. (Of course this would depend on /proc being available)