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get the ascii number with bash builtin printf

clone directory structure
dir1 and all its subdirs and subdirs of subdirs ... but *no files* will be copied to dir2 (not even symbolic links of files will be made). To preserve ownerships & permissions: $ cp -Rps dir1 dir2 Yes, you can do it with $ rsync -a --include '*/' --exclude '*' /path/to/source /path/to/dest too, but I didn't test if this can handle attributes correctly (experiment rsync command yourself with --dry-run switch to avoid harming your file system) You must be in the parent directory of dir1 while executing this command (place dir2 where you will), else soft links of files in dir2 will be made. I couldn't find how to avoid this "limitation" (yet). Playing with recursive unlink command loop maybe? PS. Bash will complain, but the job will be done.

Find which service was used by which port number

Downlaoad websites to 5 level and browse offline!
Download Websites to 5 Level and browse offline! -k -> convert-links (to browse offline) -r -> recursive download -l 5 -> level 5 example. http://gentoo-install.com :-)

Uninstall bloatware on your android device without root.
List all packages with: pm list packages|cut -d: -f2

Bash scripts encryption and passphrase-protection
This function will encrypt a bash script and will only execute it after providing the passphrase. Requires mcrypt to be installed on the system.

find all file larger than 500M

Big Countdown Clock with hours, minutes and seconds
Figlet is easy to find for download on the internet, and works for any text. Quite cool.

Record a webcam output into a video file.
The option -an disables audio recording, -f forces the use of video4linux for the input, -s sets the video to the size 320x240, -b sets the recording bitrate, -r sets the frame rate to 15fps, -i gives the input device, -vcodec sets the output format. Press Q to stop recording or you can specify the recording time with the -t option like -t 00:1:30

create SQL-statements from textfile with awk
inputfile.txt is a space-separated textfile, 1st column contains the items (id) I want to put into my SQL statement. 39 = charactercode for single tick ' $1 = first column If inputfile.txt is a CSV-file separated by "," use FS= to define your own field-separator: $ awk 'BEGIN {FS=","; }{printf "select * from table where id = %c%s%c;\n",39,$1,39; }' inputfile.txt


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