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


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    echo "Keyword?";read keyword;query="http://www.shoutcast.com/sbin/newxml.phtml?search="$keyword"";curl -s $query |awk -F '"' 'NR <= 4 {next}NR>15{exit}{sub(/SHOUTcast.com/,"http://yp.shoutcast.com/sbin/tunein-station.pls?id="$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


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    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


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    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 2

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