Commands by BeniBela (7)

  • This lists all files modified after calling some command using a temporal anchor.

    touch .tardis; the command ; find . -newer .tardis; rm .tardis;
    BeniBela · 2015-10-15 19:18:54 2
  • Show the command line for a PID with ps

    ps h -o %a 21679
    BeniBela · 2015-09-27 11:00:07 2
  • The ebay URL is the search query copied from the browser (here searching for bed stuff). The regex is for crap that should not be shown. Important is "Pickup only", which filters away all the things that cannot be shipped (a filter that cannot be done on Ebay's webpage). It will output the title and url for all matching items, for all pages of the search result. It also works for the German Ebay. Show Sample Output

    xidel --quiet '' -e 'css(".lvresult")[not(matches(., "Pickup only|BUILDING PLANS \(ONLY\)|PARTS LIST"))]/css(".lvtitle")/(.||": "||a/@href)' -f 'css("")'
    BeniBela · 2015-09-24 12:11:13 0
  • This logs the titles of the active windows, thus you can monitor what you have done during which times. (it is not hard to also log the executable name, but then it is gets too long) Show Sample Output

    while true; do (echo -n $(date +"%F %T"):\ ; xwininfo -id $(xprop -root|grep "ACTIVE_WINDOW("|cut -d\ -f 5) | grep "Window id" | cut -d\" -f 2 ) >> logfile; sleep 60; done
    BeniBela · 2015-09-23 23:00:14 13
  • This says if the LHC has destroyed the world. Run it in a loop to monitor the state of Earth. Might not work reliable, if the world has actually been destroyed. Show Sample Output

    xidel --quiet -e //span
    BeniBela · 2015-09-23 12:31:55 1
  • This says if the LHC has destroyed the world. Run it in a loop to monitor the state of Earth. Might not work reliable, if the world has actually been destroyed. Show Sample Output

    curl -s | sed -En '/span/s/.*>(.*)<.*/\1/p'
    BeniBela · 2015-09-23 12:30:31 2
  • Updated to the new version of the MW webpage (seems MW does not use cougar anymore, so the other commands do not work nowadays), and using Xidel to parse the page with a html parser instead regex. Example usage: pronounce onomatopoetic I'm not sure how well Xidel works with binary streams (although it seems to work great in tests), so using wget to download the actual wav file might be safer, i.e.: pronounce(){ wget -qO- $(xidel "$*" -f "replace(css('.au')[1]/@onclick,\".*'([^']+)', *'([^']+)'.*\", '/audio.php?file=\$1&word=\$2')" -e 'css("embed")[1]/@src') | aplay -q;} Xidel is not a standard cli tool and has to be downloaded from

    pronounce(){ xidel "$*" -f "replace(css('.au')[1]/@onclick,\".*'([^']+)', *'([^']+)'.*\", '/audio.php?file=\$1&word=\$2')" -f 'css("embed")[1]/@src' --download - | aplay -q;}
    BeniBela · 2013-04-18 13:03:16 0

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Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

shutdown if wget exit

Recursive find and replace file extension / suffix (mass rename files)
Find recursively all files in ~/Notes with the extension '.md' and pipe that via xargs to rename command, which will replace every '.md' to '.txt' in this example (existing files will not be overwritten).

print multiplication formulas
seq -s ' ' 1 9 | sed -n ':a;p;s/ *\w$//;h;/^$/t;b a;q' | tac | awk '{for(i=1;i

list files recursively by size

Fetch the current human population of Earth

count match string lines from file(s)

Get AWS temporary credentials ready to export based on a MFA virtual appliance
You might want to secure your AWS operations requiring to use a MFA token. But then to use API or tools, you need to pass credentials generated with a MFA token. This commands asks you for the MFA code and retrieves these credentials using AWS Cli. To print the exports, you can use: `awk '{ print "export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=\"" $1 "\"\n" "export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=\"" $2 "\"\n" "export AWS_SESSION_TOKEN=\"" $3 "\"" }'` You must adapt the command line to include: * $MFA_IDis ARN of the virtual MFA or serial number of the physical one * TTL for the credentials

Git Global search and replace
Find all the occurrences in the git repo of 'foo' and replace with 'bar'

printing barcodes
64 elements max on 16 rows, 4 cols. GNU Barcode will adapt automagically the width and the eight of your elements to fill the page. Standard output format is PostScript.

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