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Download all PDFs from an authenificated website
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Read choice from user instantaneously
Usage exaple cmd $echo 'Sure to continue ??'; read -n1 choi; if [ "$choi" = 'y' ] || [ "$choi" = 'Y' ]; then echo -e '\nExecuting..'; else echo 'Aborted'; fi

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

Recursively find top 20 largest files (> 1MB) sort human readable format
from my bashrc ;)

Recursively remove .svn directories from a local repository

Mount iso to /mnt on Solaris
Unmount $ umount /mnt Delete loopback file device $ lofiadm -d /dev/lofi/1

convert uppercase filenames in current directory to lowercase
as commented by Urk...

open two files on top of each other in vim (one window, two panes)

Simple Comment an entire file
With this simple sed command we can easily comment and entire file.

Create a system overview dashboard on F12 key
Command binds a set of commands to the F12 key. Feel free to alter the dashboard according to your own needs. How to find the key codes? Type $ read Then press the desired key (example: F5) $ ^[[15~ Try $ bind '"\e[15~"':"\"ssh su@ip-address\C-m""" or $ bind '"\e[16~"':"\"apachectl -k restart\C-m"""


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