Commands by RAKK (5)

  • Lists directory size up to a maximum traversal depth on systems like IBM AIX, where the du command doesn't have Linux's --max-depth option. AIX's du uses -g to display directory size on gigabytes, -m to use megabytes, and -k to use kilobytes. tr### is a Perl function that replaces characters and returns the amount of changed characters, so in this case it will return how many slashes there were in the full path name. Show Sample Output


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    du -g | perl -ne 'print if (tr#/#/# == <maximum depth>)'
    RAKK · 2014-02-15 07:33:36 9
  • This command allows you to mirror folders or files with rsync using a secure SSH channel with a forced HMAC integrity algorithm. Use this if you are absolutely adamant about preserving data integrity while mirroring a set of files. --partial is for resumability.


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    rsync -av -e "ssh -o MACs=hmac-ripemd160" --progress --partial user@remotehost://path/to/remote/stuff .
    RAKK · 2014-02-01 00:46:38 6
  • This command is used to verify a sha256sum-formatted file hash list on IBM AIX or any other UNIX-like OS that has openssl but doesn't have sha256sum by default. Steps: 1: Save to the filesystem a script that: A: Receives as arguments the two parts of one line of a sha256sum listing B: Feeds a file into openssl on SHA256 standard input hash calculation mode, and saves the result C: Compares the calculated hash against the one received as argument D: Outputs the result in a sha256sum-like format 2: Make the script runnable 3: Feed the sha256sum listing to xargs, running the aforementioned script and passing 2 arguments at a time Show Sample Output


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    echo '#! /usr/bin/ksh\ncat $2 | openssl dgst -sha256 | read hashish; if [[ $hashish = $1 ]]; then echo $2: OK; else echo $2: FAILED; fi;' > shacheck; chmod +x shacheck; cat hashishes.sha256 | xargs -n 2 ./shacheck;
    RAKK · 2013-09-18 21:51:20 8
  • This command is for UNIX OSes that have plain vanilla System V UNIX commands instead of their more functional GNU counterparts, such as IBM AIX.


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    gzip -cd gzippedarchive.tar.gz | tar -xf -
    RAKK · 2013-09-18 17:41:25 50
  • This command is for producing GNU sha256sum-compatible hashes on UNIX systems that don't have sha256sum but do have OpenSSL, such as stock IBM AIX. 1.- Saves a wrapper script for UNIX find that does the following: A.- Feeds a file to openssl on SHA256 hash calculation mode B.- Echoes the output followed by the filename 2.- Makes the file executable 3.- Runs find on a directory, only processing files, and running on each one the wrapper script that calculates SHA256 hashes Pending is figuring out how to verify a sha256sum file on a similar environment. Show Sample Output


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    echo '#! /usr/bin/ksh\necho `cat $1 | openssl dgst -sha256` $1' > sslsha256; chmod +x sslsha256; find directory -type f -exec ./sslsha256 \{\} \;
    RAKK · 2013-09-18 17:37:50 8

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Convert seconds to [DD:][HH:]MM:SS
Converts any number of seconds into days, hours, minutes and seconds. sec2dhms() { declare -i SS="$1" D=$(( SS / 86400 )) H=$(( SS % 86400 / 3600 )) M=$(( SS % 3600 / 60 )) S=$(( SS % 60 )) [ "$D" -gt 0 ] && echo -n "${D}:" [ "$H" -gt 0 ] && printf "%02g:" "$H" printf "%02g:%02g\n" "$M" "$S" }

adjust laptop display hardware brightness [non root]

history manipulation
make make install !-2 && !-1

Get absolut path to your bash-script
Another way of doing it that's a bit clearer. I'm a fan of readable code.

Detect illegal access to kernel space, potentially useful for Meltdown detection
Based on capsule8 agent examples, not rigorously tested

Get file access control list

send a circular

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).

Check if a machine is online
PING parameters c 1 limits to 1 pinging attempt q makes the command quiet (or silent mode) /dev/null 2>&1 is to remove the display && echo ONLINE is executed if previous command is successful (return value 0) || echo OFFLINE is executed otherwise (return value of 1 if unreachable or 2 if you're offline yourself). I personally use this command as an alias with a predefined machine name but there are at least 2 improvements that may be done. Asking for the machine name or IP Escaping the output so that it displays ONLINE in green and OFFLINE in red (for instance).

Find your graphics chipset
Displays only the VGA adapter/chipset being used for the graphics. In this case, it gave me the "M22" and "Mobility Radeon x300" that I needed to research a graphics issue I was having.


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