Commands by bazzargh (4)

  • NB not 'namei -m .', as it slices the path you give it. Show Sample Output

    namei -m $(pwd)
    bazzargh · 2012-07-24 15:27:20 0
  • Search in decimal rather than hex. od dumps the character list, cut to remove offsets, sort -u gives the used characters. seq gives the comparison list, but we need this sorted alphabetically for comm, which does the filtering. I drop to perl to convert back to characters (is there a better way?) and then use od to dump them in a print-safe format. Show Sample Output

    comm -13 <(od -vw1 -tu1 dummy.txt|cut -c9-|sort -u) <(seq 0 127|sort)|perl -pe '$_=chr($_)'|od -c
    bazzargh · 2012-01-09 01:32:20 0
  • A different approach to the problem - maintain a small sorted list, print the largest as we go, then the top 10 at the end. I often find that the find and sort take a long time, and the large file might appear near the start of the find. By printing as we go, I get better feedback. The sort used in this will be much slower on perls older than 5.8. Show Sample Output

    find . -type f|perl -lne '@x=sort {$b->[0]<=>$a->[0]}[(stat($_))[7],$_],@x;splice(@x,11);print "@{$x[0]}";END{for(@x){print "@$_"}'
    bazzargh · 2012-01-08 14:43:43 0
  • the output of svn log is annoying to grep, since it spreads the useful info over multiple lines. This compacts the output down to one line so eg you can grep for a comment and see the rev, date & committer straight away. Updated: MUCH shorter, easier to remember. Now it just replaces newlines with spaces, except on '---' lines. Show Sample Output

    svn log | perl -l40pe 's/^-+/\n/'
    bazzargh · 2011-10-14 16:02:22 0

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Generate RSA private key and self-signed certificate
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command! -nargs=1 Vs vs <args>
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Changes a User Password via command line without promt
Used to change a password via a winscp faux shell

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

find co-ordinates of a location
Just add this to your .bashrc file. Use quotes when query has multiple word length.

Find out which process uses an old lib and needs a restart after a system update
Shows the full output of lsof.

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Makes a Zenity select list based on entries in your wpa_supplicant.conf
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Get a list of Mageia Linux mirrors providing rsync connectivity for Mageia 4 release
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