Commands by aykut (3)

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Create a mirror of a local folder, on a remote server
Create a exact mirror of the local folder "/root/files", on remote server 'remote_server' using SSH command (listening on port 22) (all files & folders on destination server/folder will be deleted)

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.

strace like SystemTap script
The stap script is : #! /usr/bin/env stap probe syscall.* { if (pid() == target()) printf("%s %s\n", name, argstr); }

Shell function to create a menu of items which may be inserted into the X paste buffer.
The function will take a comma separated list of items to be 'selected' by xsel -i: $ smenu "First item to paste,Paste me #2,Third menu item" You will then be prompted to choose one of the menu items. After you choose, you will be able to paste the string by clicking the middle mouse button. The menu will keep prompting you to choose menu items until you break out with Control-C.

port forwarding
pem file used by AWS servers for additional security

convert unixtime to human-readable

Find unused IPs on a given subnet
Somewhat shorter version.

Shorten any Url using API, using your API Key which enables you to Track Clicks
Shorten any Url using API, using your API Key which enables you to Track Clicks I have it as a Function in my .bash_aliases [code] shorten () { longUrl=$1; curl "" } [/code] Here is an Output showing the Function Detail.. [konsole] [email protected]:$ type shorten shorten is a function shorten () { longUrl=$1; curl "$longUrl&login=rungss&apiKey=R_48d7e0b40835b09e3861bd455f7abec7" } [/konsole]

Prints the latest modified files in a directory tree recursively
Sorts by latest modified files by looking to current directory and all subdirectories

Url Encode
It only encodes non-Basic-ASCII chars, as they are the only ones not well readed by UTF-8 and ISO-8859-1 (latin-1). It converts all * C3 X (some latin symbols like ASCII-extended ones) and * C2 X (some punctuation symbols like inverted exclamation) ...UTF-8 double byte symbols to escaped form that every parser understands to form the URLs. I didn't encode spaces and the rest of basic punctuation, but supposedly, space and others are coded as \x20, for example, in UTF-8, latin-1 and Windows-cp1252.... so its read perfectly. Please feel free to correct, the application to which I designe that function works as expected with my assumption. Note: I specify a w=999, I didn't find a flag to put unlimited value. I just suppose very improbable surpass the de-facto 255 (* 3 byte max) = 765 bytes length of URL

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