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Produce a pseudo random password with given length in base 64

move a lot of files over ssh
copy files to a ssh server with gzip compression

Backup your LDAP
Simple way to backup your LDAP entries: put this line on your crontab. The -n switch identifies the dbnum you want to backup (alternatively you can use -b suffix. Check man slapcat for your personal switches)

Create a tar archive using xz compression
compress directory archive with xz compression, if tar doesn't have the -J option (OSX tar doesn't have -J)

Google text-to-speech in mp3 format
EDIT: command updated to support accented characters! Works in any of 58 google supported languages (some sound like crap, english is the best IMO). You get a mp3 file containing your query in spoken language. There is a limit of 100 characters for the "q" parameter, so be careful. The "tl" parameter contains target language.

Using Git, stage all manually deleted files.
-u tells git to automatically stage all changes to files in the index (eg. deleted and modified files). See: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1402776/how-do-i-commit-all-deleted-files-in-git http://kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/git-add.html

Determine status of a RAID write-intent bitmap
Report information about a bitmap file.

File rotation without rename command
Rotates log files with "gz"-extension in a directory for 7 days and enumerates the number in file name. i.e.: logfile.1.gz > logfile.2.gz I needed this line due to the limitations on AIX Unix systems which do not ship with the rename command.

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Make alias pemanent fast
Simple function to permanently add an alias to your profile. Tested on bash and Ksh, bash version above. Here is the ksh version: PERMA () { print "[email protected]" >> ~/.profile; } Sample usage: PERMA alias la='ls -a'


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