Commands by dizzi90 (3)

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Create a nifty overview of the hardware in your computer
After the command is done, open the html file in a browser

Rename files in batch

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

Reload all sysctl variables without reboot
Use `sysctl -p` without argument will only load /etc/sysctl.conf, but user configs always put in /etc/sysctl.d/*.conf, `sysctl --system` will load all the config files

Create test images
Useful to test programs and webpages.

Open Remote Desktop (RDP) from command line and connect local resources
The above command will open a Remote Desktop connection from command line, authenticate using default username and password (great for virtual machines; in the exampe above it's administrator:password), create a shared folder between your machine and the other machine and configure resolution to best fit your desktop (I don't like full screen because it make the desktop panels to disappear). The command will run in the background, and expect to receive parameters. You should enter hostname or IP address as a parameter to the command, and can also override the defaults parameters with your own.

speedtest
alias speedtest='wget --output-document=/dev/null http://speedtest.wdc01.softlayer.com/downloads/test500.zip'

Send a local file via email
Send it the easy way, with MIME and everything handled for you by an app that knows best.

Recursively replace a string in files with lines matching string
Changed out the for loop for an xargs. It's a tad shorter, and a tad cleaner.

Extract audio track from a video file using mencoder
Extracts an MP3 encoded audio stream from an input video file.


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