Commands by cyrusza (3)

  • Adjust "sleep X" to your needs. *NOTE: First sleep is required because bash doesn't have a "post-test" syntax (do XXX while). Show Sample Output


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    dd if=/path/to/inputfile of=/path/to/outputfile & pid=$! && sleep X && while kill -USR1 $pid; do sleep X; done
    cyrusza · 2010-12-02 15:07:18 3
  • It connects to XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX port YYY, using a source port of "srcport" and binds the tunnel on local port "locport". Then you can connect to localhost:locport. With this command it's possible to connect to servers using a specific source port (useful when a firewall check the source port). Because of the connections starting from the same source port, this works well only for the first connection (for example, works well with SSH and bad with HTTP because of multiple requests). * It requires socat Show Sample Output


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    socat TCP-LISTEN:locport,fork TCP:XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX:YYY,sourceport=srcport
    cyrusza · 2010-11-22 13:24:33 0
  • Lists all packages in "rc" state and purge them one at a time.


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    dpkg -l | grep ^rc | cut -d' ' -f3 | xargs dpkg -P
    cyrusza · 2010-11-22 12:53:31 2

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