Commands by benyounes (3)

  • Searches for web radio by submitted keyword and returns the station name and the link for listing . May be enhanced to read user's selection and submit it to mplayer. Show Sample Output

    echo "Keyword?";read keyword;query=""$keyword"";curl -s $query |awk -F '"' 'NR <= 4 {next}NR>15{exit}{sub(/,""$6)}{print i++" )"$2}'
    benyounes · 2010-05-03 00:44:10 3
  • enumerates the number of processes for each user. ps BSD format is used here , for standard Unix format use : ps -eLf |awk '{$1} {++P[$1]} END {for(a in P) if (a !="UID") print a,P[a]}' Show Sample Output

    ps aux |awk '{$1} {++P[$1]} END {for(a in P) if (a !="USER") print a,P[a]}'
    benyounes · 2010-04-28 15:25:18 0
  • Very handy way to perform a host scan if you don't have nmap,ncat,nc ...or other tools installed locally. When executing a command on a /dev/tcp/$host/$port pseudo-device file, Bash opens a TCP connection to the associated socket and UDP connection when using /dev/udp/$host/$port.A simlpe way to get servers banner is to run this command "cat < /dev/tcp/localhost/25" , here you will get mail server's banner. NOTE: Bash, as packaged for Debian, does not support using the /dev/tcp and /dev/udp pseudo-device it's not enabled by default Because bash in Debian is compiled with ?disable-net-redirections. Show Sample Output

    for p in {1..1023}; do(echo >/dev/tcp/localhost/$p) >/dev/null 2>&1 && echo "$p open"; done
    benyounes · 2010-04-26 18:09:22 1

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Extract .tar.lzma archive

Synchronise a file from a remote server
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Grab all .flv files from a webpage to the current working directory
I wanted all the 'hidden' .flv files from the http link in the command line; wget seemed appropriate, fed with output from lynx, grep the flv files and the normalised via sed (to remove the numeric bullet). Similar to the 'Grab mp3 files' fu. Replace link with your own, grep arg with something more interesting ;) See here for something along the same lines... Hope you find it useful! Improvements welcome, naturally.

Rescan partitions on a SCSI device
Used this after cloning a disk with dd to make the newly written partitions show up in /dev/

check the status of 'dd' in progress

display a smiling smiley if the command succeeded and a sad smiley if the command failed
you could save the code between if and fi to a shell script named with the first argument as and then do a to see if the command succeeded. a bit needless but who cares ;)

List all symbolic links in current directory
Many competing commands to do this, but since most people want a Long list with Human readable files sizes and want to see All files (including hidden (.*) files) this one wins on simplicity and usefulness. Plus grep is just as, if not more portable than sed or awk, and is more widely understood. :)

Show one line summaries of all DEB packages installed on Ubuntu based on pattern search
I sometimes want to know what packages are installed on my Ubuntu system. I still haven't figured out how to use aptitude effectively, so this is the next best thing. This allows finding by name. The grep '^ii' limits the display to only installed packages. If this is not specified, then it includes listing of non-installed packages as well.

Count to 65535 in binary (for no apparent reason)
Yes, it's useless.

Change prompt to MS-DOS one (joke)
This one eliminates the additional backslash at the end (which is not necessary)

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