Commands by fnl (2)

  • The only command-line version of this task I could come up with that properly handles UTF-8 input, too. (Yes, I know how crazy it is to have UTF-8 with HTML entity escapes, but that stuff exists... sadly...; Just check Twitter.)


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    perl -C -MHTML::Entities -pe 'decode_entities($_);'
    fnl · 2015-11-13 15:07:54 0
  • Pipes the header row of ps to STDERR, then greps for the command on the output of ps, removing the grep entry before that. Show Sample Output


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    psgrep() { ps aux | tee >(head -1>&2) | grep -v " grep $@" | grep "$@" -i --color=auto; }
    fnl · 2013-08-02 12:44:32 0

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Run a command, store the output in a pastebin on the internet and place the URL on the xclipboard
The URL can then be pasted with a middle click. This is probably useful when trying to explain problems over instant messaging when you don't have some sort of shared desktop.

Use curl to save an MP3 stream
I use this with cron to timeshift radio programs from a station's live stream. You will get an error message at the end like "curl: (28) Operation timed out after 10000 milliseconds with 185574 bytes received"; to suppress that but not other error messages, you can append "2>&1 | grep -v "(28)"" to the end of the command.

Search for a string inside all files in the current directory

Make a statistic about the lines of code
use find to grep all .c files from the target directory, cat them into one stream, then piped to wc to count the lines

Find broken symlinks in the current directory and its subdirectories.
This is best run as root to avoid permission denials that can produce false positives. Obviously you can specify a directory in the usual way: $ find -L dirname -type l I can't remember where I read about this or who deserves the credit for it. The find(1) manual page hints strongly toward it, however.

Remove color codes (special characters) with sed

Join flv files

Temporarily ignore mismatched SSH host key
This command will bypass checking the host key of the target server against the local known_hosts file. When you SSH to a server whose host key does not match the one stored in your local machine's known_hosts file, you'll get a error like " WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!" that indicates a key mismatch. If you know the key has legitimately changed (like the server was reinstalled), a permanent solution is to remove the stored key for that server in known_hosts. However, there are some occasions where you may not want to make the permanent change. For example, you've done some port-forwarding trickery with ssh -R or ssh -L, and are doing ssh user@localhost to connect over the port-forwarding to some other machine (not actually your localhost). Since this is usually temporary, you probably don't want to change the known_hosts file. This command is useful for those situations. Credit: Command found at http://linuxcommando.blogspot.com/2008/10/how-to-disable-ssh-host-key-checking.html. Further discussion of how it works is there also. Note this is a bit different than command #5307 - with that one you will still be prompted to store the unrecognized key, whereas this one won't prompt you for the key at all.

get the top 10 longest filenames

Report full partitions from a cron
Reports all local partitions having more than 90% usage. Just add it in a crontab and you'll get a mail when a disk is full. (sending mail to the root user must work for that)


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