Commands by KoRoVaMiLK (9)

  • These are my favourite switches on pwgen: -B Don't include ambiguous characters in the password -n Include at least one number in the password -y Include at least one special symbol in the password -c Include at least one capital letter in the password It just works! Add a number to set password length, add another to set how many password to output. Example: pwgen -Bnyc 12 20 this will output 20 password of 12 chars length. Show Sample Output


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    pwgen -Bnyc
    KoRoVaMiLK · 2012-03-15 14:38:15 1
  • Used to verify if Network Time Protocol daemon is working properly. Show Sample Output


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    ntpq -p
    KoRoVaMiLK · 2010-09-14 07:39:20 0
  • Shows useful informations about file descriptors in Squid web proxy Show Sample Output


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    squidclient mgr:info | grep "file desc"
    KoRoVaMiLK · 2010-07-29 17:35:20 0
  • On-the-fly conversion of Unix Time to human-readable in Squid's access.log Show Sample Output


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    perl -p -e 's/^([0-9]*)/"[".localtime($1)."]"/e' < /var/log/squid/access.log
    KoRoVaMiLK · 2010-06-22 08:42:40 1
  • Actually 'firefox' is a script that then launches the 'firefox-bin' executable. You need to specify the 'no-remote' option in order to launch remote firefox instead of your local one (this drove me crazy time ago)


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    ssh -fY user@REMOTESERVER firefox -no-remote
    KoRoVaMiLK · 2010-06-03 07:24:07 2
  • Useful since "export http_proxy=blahblah:8080" doesn't seem to work with pear Show Sample Output


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    pear config-set http_proxy http://myusername:mypassword@corporateproxy:8080
    KoRoVaMiLK · 2010-05-13 14:44:03 0
  • 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)


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    slapcat -n 1 > /backup/`date "+%Y%m%d"`.ldif
    KoRoVaMiLK · 2010-05-07 15:52:39 1
  • Prints current runlevel and system start time. On older systems it also shows the last init state. Pretty useful on remote systems, pretty useless on local ones :) Show Sample Output


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    who -r
    KoRoVaMiLK · 2010-05-05 12:58:09 1
  • This allows you to skip the banner (usually /etc/issue.net) on ssh connections. Useful to avoid banners outputted to your mail by rsync cronjobs.


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    ssh -q user@server
    KoRoVaMiLK · 2010-03-24 12:02:55 0

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How to stop MAC Address via IPTables
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Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
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Alias for quick command-line volume set (works also remotely via SSH)
If you're addicted to command-line solutions of ordinary actions or if you just want to set your volume from bed via mobile phone SSH, you can set this alias and use it as $ setvol 50 for setting volume on 50% gain Works only with ALSA, tested on Ubuntu 8.10. Give me some info about your experience. TIP: Try aslo command "mute" to toggle mute/unmute sound. But I don't know if this works on all distros.


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