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


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    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


    -2
    echo "javascript:location.href='http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/matching/'+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 127.0.0.1   PermitRootLogin without-password


    -2
    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


    1
    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


    3
    ssh-keygen -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa -p
    darkfader · 2010-07-19 12:53:35 0

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