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  • If you follow my previous posting regarding "vipw" then no explanation required.The same method goes behind this command also.It will open an tmp file in vi editor to give you the enlisting to edit the group file.And most importantly to attach a lock with it.Once you are done ,the lock is released and the changed reflected to the original file.So you can securely edit the group file over the network without the fear of being tampered . Show Sample Output


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    vigr
    unixbhaskar · 2009-08-29 03:56:07 0
  • Now a bit of explanation required for this command.Once you type the command it opens up an vi editor with an temporary file enlisting the password file information .So if you make an change it will not reflected in the passwd file until you save the file.The reason behind using this command over other way to view the password file in network environment is that it locks the password file when you start working with it.So no one can temper with it during that period.Once you are done(means you save the tmp file) ,it will release the lock associated with it.I think it's a better mechanism to view the sensitive data like passwd file.Never ever use other tool like cat, nano or any other means. Show Sample Output


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    vipw
    unixbhaskar · 2009-08-29 03:46:42 0
  • After you install slocate ,the first thing you have to do with it to initialise the database by issuing a command " slocate -u" . And then onwards just give the filename or dirname as a argument to the slocate command will reveal the files/dirs location in the system along with path.Moreover over it's an securely way of looking into the file system. Show Sample Output


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    slocate filename/dirname
    unixbhaskar · 2009-08-29 03:28:08 0
  • Copy the link to an HD movie trailer in to this command. It's more eleganant if it's put in a to a script, taking the URL as input.


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    wget -U "QuickTime/7.6.2 (qtver=7.6.2;os=Windows NT 5.1Service Pack 3)" `echo http://movies.apple.com/movies/someHDmovie_720p.mov | sed 's/\([0-9][0-9]\)0p/h\10p/'`
    deadrabbit · 2009-08-29 00:29:40 0

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    rename -v 's/ /_/g' *
    fsilveira · 2009-08-28 17:28:57 1

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    tr : '\n' <<<$PATH
    foob4r · 2009-08-28 15:45:09 0
  • another method : awk '{gsub(/:/, "\n");print}' Show Sample Output


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    sed 's/:/\n/g' <<<$PATH
    twfcc · 2009-08-28 14:12:07 0
  • Compile *.c files with "gcc -Wall" in actual directory, using as output file the file name without extension.


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    ls *.c | while read F; do gcc -Wall -o `echo $F | cut -d . -f 1 - ` $F; done
    pichinep · 2009-08-28 13:01:56 1

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    URL="http://www.google.com";curl -L --w "$URL\nDNS %{time_namelookup}s conn %{time_connect}s time %{time_total}s\nSpeed %{speed_download}bps Size %{size_download}bytes\n" -o/dev/null -s $URL
    adminix · 2009-08-28 12:30:56 3
  • First, we convert the VMware avi (VMnc format) to the Microsoft avi format. Next, we convert the Microsoft avi format to FLV format. You can play around with the -r switch (rate per second) and the -b switch (bitrate). But, if those get larger, so does your FLV file.


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    mencoder -of avi -ovc lavc movie.avi -o movie2.avi; ffmpeg -i movie2.avi -r 12 -b 100 movie.flv
    dcabanis · 2009-08-28 11:05:21 0

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    find . -type f -exec dos2unix {} +
    pavanlimo · 2009-08-28 08:44:11 3
  • It is a much better tool then nslookup for getting information about the any site.It has got better capability too.For reverse information please use the switch "-x" and the ip address. Show Sample Output


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    dig google.com
    unixbhaskar · 2009-08-28 04:32:52 0
  • This is an commandline utility to get fair piece of information about the attached network card. Show Sample Output


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    ethtool eth0
    unixbhaskar · 2009-08-28 04:22:03 0
  • A wonderful command line utility to check the internet usage. It has got so many useful switch to display the data you want.Please visit the man page to get all the information.Get it from this website http://humdi.net/vnstat Show Sample Output


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    vnstat
    unixbhaskar · 2009-08-28 04:14:42 0
  • To get the connection information of protocol tcp and extended infortmation. Show Sample Output


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    sudo /bin/netstat -tpee
    unixbhaskar · 2009-08-28 04:02:10 1
  • As mentioned in the summery that it is a powerful command to monitor system activity in great way. It has got the power of vmstat,iostat,mpstat,df,free and sar.Instead of firing each single command separately ,one can fire one single command to get all the info at once.But there is a way to get the individual information too. Please see the man page . You can get it from here : http://dag.wieers.com/home-made/dstat/ Show Sample Output


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    dstat -afv
    unixbhaskar · 2009-08-28 03:53:24 0

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    du -s `find . -maxdepth 1 \! -name '.'` | sort -n | tail
    hydhaval · 2009-08-28 00:24:11 3
  • Of course you need to be able to access host A for this ;-)


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    ssh -t hostA ssh hostB
    0x89 · 2009-08-27 21:35:19 4

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    ls | while read f; do mv "$f" "${f// /_}";done
    liam · 2009-08-27 16:43:56 3
  • This doesn't work in bash, but in zsh you can typeset -T to bind a scalar variable to an array. $PATH and $path behave this way by default.


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    print -l $path
    Mikachu · 2009-08-27 16:33:04 0
  • You can get others rates changing the "EUR/US" part. look at the url: wap.kitco.com/exrate.wml to get more options. Show Sample Output


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    curl -s wap.kitco.com/exrate.wml | awk ' BEGIN { x=0; FS = "<" } { if ($0~"^<br/>") {x=0} if (x==1) {print $1} if ($0~"EUR/US") {x=1} }'
    jamaese · 2009-08-27 16:30:19 1
  • I like the order of the arguments better this way.


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    at 6:00 <<< "xmms2 play"
    Mikachu · 2009-08-27 16:30:07 0
  • get diskusage of files (in this case logfiles in /var/log) modified during the last n days: sudo find /var/log/ -mtime -n -type f | xargs du -ch n -> last modified n*24 hours ago Numeric arguments can be specified as +n for greater than n, -n for less than n, n for exactly n. => so 7*24 hours (about 7 days) is -7 sudo find /var/log/ -mtime -7 -type f | xargs du -ch | tail -n1 Show Sample Output


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    sudo find /var/log/ -mtime -7 -type f | xargs du -ch | tail -n1
    alvinx · 2009-08-27 14:18:47 2
  • The unlock command for KDE 4.3 has changed from krunner_lock, this process doesn't exist anymore. So here's the update :-) If qdbus complains about not being able to find X, put a "DISPLAY=:0 " (:0 being your X server display) in front of the command.


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    qdbus org.kde.screenlocker /MainApplication quit
    Alanceil · 2009-08-27 13:57:00 0
  • 'jot' does not come with most *nix distros, so we need to use seq to make it work. This version tested good on Fedora 11.


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    for x in `seq 0 25 $(curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/browse"|grep "Terminal - All commands" |perl -pe 's/.+(\d+),(\d+).+/$1$2/'|head -n1)`; do curl "http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/browse/sort-by-votes/plaintext/$x" ; done > a.txt
    SuperFly · 2009-08-27 11:02:53 3
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