Commands by bartonski (47)

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BackTrack Repos
Add the BackTrack repositories to your Debian based GNU/Linux distribution. Thanks to http://it-john.com/home/technology/linux-technology/add-back-track-4-repo-to-ubuntu/

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

replace XX by YY in the the current directory and cd to it. ( in ZSH )
If you are in /begin/path/with/XX/pattern cd XX YY will change your current directory to /begin/path/with/YY/pattern in ZSH

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Update all ant packages installed in gentoo
Update all "ant" packages installed on Gentoo

Substrings a variable
substrings a variable starting at position. If no offset given prints rest of the line

Probably, most frequent use of diff
This form is used in patches, svn, git etc. And I've created an alias for it: alias diff='diff -Naur --strip-trailing-cr' The latter option is especially useful, when somebody in team works in Windows; could be also used in commands like $ svn diff --diff-cmd 'diff --strip-trailing-cr'...

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

read a file line by line and perform some operation on each line
see sample output

quickest (i blv) way to get the current program name minus the path (BASH)
Useful in shell scripts when you're trying to get the shell script name without the full path - and easier than awking or cutting. Bash pattern matching and variable manip is fun.


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