Commands by eastwind (71)

  • syntax : mencoder mf://filemask -mf option availble for mf : * w=value : the width of the output, by d?fault : autodetected * h=value : height of the output, by default : autodetected * fps=value : framerate of the output, by default : 25 * type=value : file format type input , avaible: jpeg, png, tga, sgi Show Sample Output


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    mencoder mf://*.jpg -mf w=800:h=600:fps=25:type=jpeg -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4 -oac copy -o output.avi
    eastwind · 2009-10-21 09:14:04 0
  • create iso image from directory . Usefull for virtualised machine To create CD ISO image of directories that contain long file name or non-8.3 format (particularly if you want to burn the CD image for use in Windows system), use the -J option switch that generates Joliet directory records in addition to regular iso9660 file names. For example, to create CD image of Vista SP1 directory: mkisofs -o VitaSP1.iso -J VistaSP1 Show Sample Output


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    mkisofs -o XYZ.iso XYZ/
    eastwind · 2009-10-17 16:28:47 0
  • Refresh the cache of font directory , usefull after you download font (.ttf or other) from various website and you don't want to reboot or relogin . Close your word processor before using the command , after the refresh reopen your word processor , new fonts is avaible ! Show Sample Output


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    sudo fc-cache -f -v
    eastwind · 2009-10-07 11:01:29 0
  • convert to debian package file (deb) a redhat package file (rpm) , then you can install it by using dpkg , require alien package ( sudo apt-get install alien first ) Show Sample Output


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    sudo alien --to-deb Your_PackAge.rpm
    eastwind · 2009-09-27 13:49:07 2
  • for the change stay in your history file , export command by writing it into your .bashrc Show Sample Output


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    export HISTTIMEFORMAT="%h/%d-%H:%M:%S "
    eastwind · 2009-09-25 22:42:28 1
  • this command limit the speed to 8 until next eject of your cdrom disc , can be usefulll when you don't want to listen the sound of your cdrom driver .


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    eject -x 8 /dev/cdrom
    eastwind · 2009-09-25 08:02:30 0
  • bchunk [-v] [-p] [-r] [-w] [-s] Show Sample Output


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    bchunk IMAGE.bin IMAGE.cue IMAGE.iso
    eastwind · 2009-09-25 07:42:05 1
  • save the input into a ogg file Show Sample Output


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    rec -c 2 -r 44100 -s -t wav - | oggenc -q 5 --raw --raw-chan=2 --raw-rate=44100 --raw-bits=16 - > MyLiveRecording.ogg
    eastwind · 2009-09-24 14:46:12 0

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    $ cdrdao read-cd --read-raw --datafile FILE_NAME.bin --device /dev/cdrom --driver generic-mmc-raw FILE_NAME.toc
    eastwind · 2009-09-24 14:19:22 3
  • The ^$ within the quotes is a regular expression: ^=beginning of line, $=end of line, with no characters between.


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    grep -v "^$" filename > newfilename
    eastwind · 2009-09-24 12:21:43 1
  • cat -n file : number all line cat -b file : number only non empty line see man cat


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    cat -n file or cat -b file
    eastwind · 2009-09-24 12:18:40 1

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    lsb_release -a
    eastwind · 2009-09-16 10:50:33 0

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    cdrecord -v -blank=all -force
    eastwind · 2009-09-14 19:21:15 0

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    cdrecord -v path_to_iso_image.iso
    eastwind · 2009-09-14 19:20:12 1
  • 1. find file greater than 10 MB 2. direct it to xargs 3. xargs pass them as argument to ls Show Sample Output


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    find ./ -size +10M -type f -print0 | xargs -0 ls -Ssh1 --color
    eastwind · 2009-08-25 18:40:47 1

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    sudo cat /dev/mem > /dev/dsp
    eastwind · 2009-04-22 07:26:10 0
  • tell you how many Non free software is on your machine, which package it is and which restriction on freedom it has . require vrms package , vrms mean virtual Richard M. Stallman :) Show Sample Output


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    vrms
    eastwind · 2009-04-22 06:54:20 0
  • Require boxes and / or cowsay packages. After input boxes -d dog , type your text and then press ctrl + d . Same goes for cowsay . Show Sample Output


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    boxes -d dog or cowsay -f tux $M
    eastwind · 2009-04-22 06:01:20 0
  • need toilet package , same goes for figlet showfigfonts | less : give the list of font available for options Show Sample Output


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    toilet -f big ReadMe
    eastwind · 2009-04-22 05:48:13 0
  • sudo apt-get install moon-buggy An ascii 2D game where you control a mooncar and try to avoid moonhole by jumping (press space ) Show Sample Output


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    moon-buggy
    eastwind · 2009-04-22 05:41:40 0
  • sudo apt-get install bb A demoscene intro in ascii art with tracker song


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    bb
    eastwind · 2009-04-22 05:33:25 1
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Comma insertions
Insert a comma where necessary when counting large numbers. I needed to separate huge amounts of packets and after 12+ hours of looking in a terminal, I wanted it in readable form.

Ping a URL sending output to file and STDOUT
The tee (as in "T" junction) command is very useful for redirecting output to two places.

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Write comments to your history.
A null operation with the name 'comment', allowing comments to be written to HISTFILE. Prepending '#' to a command will *not* write the command to the history file, although it will be available for the current session, thus '#' is not useful for keeping track of comments past the current session.

locate a filename, make sure it exists and display it with full details
use the locate command to find files on the system and verify they exist (-e) then display each one in full details.

Create a Multi-Part Archive Without Proprietary Junkware
Leave it to a proprietary software vendor to turn a cheap and easy parlor trick into a selling point. "Hey guys, why don't we turn our _collection of multiple files_ into a *collection of multiple files*!!" Extract the ^above with this: $ cat pics.tar.gz.??? | tar xzv ^extract on any Unix - no need to install junkware! (If you must make proprietary software, at least make it do something *new*) if [ -e windows ]; then use 7-Zip

What is my public IP-address?
Very effective, use only DNS protocol. The @ part is optional if you already set opendns servers as default ns servers.

Repeat a command until stopped
In this case it runs the command 'curl localhost:3000/site/sha' waiting the amount of time in sleep, ie: 1 second between runs, appending each run to the console. This works well for any command where the output is less than your line width This is unlike watch, because watch always clears the display.

Get AWS temporary credentials ready to export based on a MFA virtual appliance
You might want to secure your AWS operations requiring to use a MFA token. But then to use API or tools, you need to pass credentials generated with a MFA token. This commands asks you for the MFA code and retrieves these credentials using AWS Cli. To print the exports, you can use: `awk '{ print "export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=\"" $1 "\"\n" "export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=\"" $2 "\"\n" "export AWS_SESSION_TOKEN=\"" $3 "\"" }'` You must adapt the command line to include: * $MFA_IDis ARN of the virtual MFA or serial number of the physical one * TTL for the credentials

Using awk to sum/count a column of numbers.
Takes a input file (count.txt) that looks like: 1 2 3 4 5 It will add/sum the first column of numbers.


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