Commands by darkfader (5)

  • Uses find, plutil and xpath. Note: Some applications don't have proper information. system_profiler might be better to use. It's a bit slow query. Due to command length limit, I removed -name "*.app" and CFBundleName. Show Sample Output

    find /Applications -type d -maxdepth 1 -exec sh -c 'echo "{}"; (plutil -convert xml1 -o - "{}/Contents/Info.plist" | xpath /dev/stdin "concat(\"v\", /plist/dict/string[preceding-sibling::key[1]=\"CFBundleShortVersionString\"]/node())" 2>/dev/null)' \;
    darkfader · 2013-03-29 14:01:23 0
  • If you add the bookmarklet to your browser's bookmarks with like say, the keyword 'cfu', you can for example type 'cfu hello' in the location bar and the %s gets replaced with 'hello'. The bookmarklet will convert the search text to base64 for use with the commandlinefu website and will take you there. Tested with Firefox. Show Sample Output

    echo "javascript:location.href=''+encodeURIComponent('%s')+'/'+btoa('%s')+'/sort-by-votes'"
    darkfader · 2011-03-07 22:01:46 0
  • Run program as root by SSH key forwarding instead of sudoers. Put this alias line in .bashrc or wherever you like. Alias arguments might need extra escaping. You might wonder about security. But you'd block out root login as much as possible of course. In sshd_config you put this: PermitRootLogin no Match Address   PermitRootLogin without-password

    alias sshdo='ssh -q -t [email protected] -- cd $PWD \&\& sudo'
    darkfader · 2010-10-20 22:33:22 5
  • Use when aptbackup will not start or you just want to see what's going on. Show Sample Output

    for p in `grep -v deinstall /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/aptbackup_dpkg-packages.txt | cut --fields=1`; do apt-get -y --force-yes install $p; done
    darkfader · 2010-10-11 22:41:55 2
  • Protects your secret identity with a passphrase. OSX 10.6 automatically does key forwarding and can store the passphrase in the keychain. For other OSes, use ssh -A or set ForwardAgent in ssh_config to enable forwarding. Then use ssh-agent/ssh-add. Show Sample Output

    ssh-keygen -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa -p
    darkfader · 2010-07-19 12:53:35 0

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Converts any number of seconds into days, hours, minutes and seconds. sec2dhms() { declare -i SS="$1" D=$(( SS / 86400 )) H=$(( SS % 86400 / 3600 )) M=$(( SS % 3600 / 60 )) S=$(( SS % 60 )) [ "$D" -gt 0 ] && echo -n "${D}:" [ "$H" -gt 0 ] && printf "%02g:" "$H" printf "%02g:%02g\n" "$M" "$S" }

Print current running shell, PID
works as well as echo $0, but also prints process id, which pts you're using. echo $SHELL doesn't always get updated when changing shells, so this is a better solution than that. Just one more variation on a theme.

Calculate days on which Friday the 13th occurs (inspired from the work of the user justsomeguy)
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Send a local file via email
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Convert seconds to [DD:][HH:]MM:SS
Converts any number of seconds into days, hours, minutes and seconds. sec2dhms() { declare -i SS="$1" D=$(( SS / 86400 )) H=$(( SS % 86400 / 3600 )) M=$(( SS % 3600 / 60 )) S=$(( SS % 60 )) [ "$D" -gt 0 ] && echo -n "${D}:" [ "$H" -gt 0 ] && printf "%02g:" "$H" printf "%02g:%02g\n" "$M" "$S" }

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

Update status
Updates your status and websites supported by (like twitter, facebook, and google talk).

Convert multiple files using avidemux
Using avidemux to convert multiple files that are in the folder where the command was executed.

List all information about all files (in current dir)
This is a funny usage of the traditional command ls. It could be basically simplified as: $ ls -a -l Duplicating arguments is permitted: $ ls -a -l -l And this markup could be shortened as: $ ls -al Extra note: To view filesizes like a pro, pray for your God: $ ls -allah

Email yourself after a job is done
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