Commands by dimesacks (2)

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Diff two directories by finding and comparing the md5 checksums of their contents.
Compute the md5 checksums for the contents of two mirrored directories, then sort and diff the results. If everything matches, nothing is returned. Otherwise, any checksums which do not match, or which exist in one tree but not the other, are returned. As you might imagine, the output is useful only if no errors are found, because only the checksums, not filenames, are returned. I hope to address this, or that someone else will!

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" }

start a VNC server for another user

get colorful side-by-side diffs of files in svn with vim
This will diff your local version of the file with the latest version in svn. I put this in a shell function like so: $svd() { vimdiff

count of down available ips

Execute a command at a given time

Easily decode unix-time (funtion)

$python -c "DEV = '/dev/input/event4' #if event0 doesn't work, try event1 event2 etc fo = open(DEV) def interpret(keycode,state): if state == 0: print '%i up'%keycode if state == 1: print '%i down'%keycode if state == 2: print '%i repeat'%keycode while 1: line = if ord(line[10]) != 0: keycode,state = line[10],line[12] interpret(ord(keycode),ord(state)) "

list current processes writing to hard drive

Erase empty files
The command find search commands with size zero and erase them.

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