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Shorten any Url using bit.ly API, using your API Key which enables you to Track Clicks
Shorten any Url using bit.ly API, using your API Key which enables you to Track Clicks I have it as a Function in my .bash_aliases [code] shorten () { longUrl=$1; curl "http://api.bit.ly/shorten?version=2.0.1&longUrl=LONG_URL_YOU_WANT_SHORTENED&login=rungss&apiKey=" } [/code] Here is an Output showing the Function Detail.. [konsole] bijay@bijay:$ type shorten shorten is a function shorten () { longUrl=$1; curl "http://api.bit.ly/shorten?version=2.0.1&longUrl=$longUrl&login=rungss&apiKey=R_48d7e0b40835b09e3861bd455f7abec7" } [/konsole]

generate iso

list files recursively by size

Run a file system check on your next boot.
The empty file /forcefsck causes the file system check fsck to be run next time you boot up, after which it will be removed. This works too: $sudo >/forcefsck

Get a quick list of all user and group owners of files and dirs under the cwd.
find -printf '%u\n' | sort | uniq #just users find -printf '%g\n' | sort | uniq #just groups

Buffer in order to avoir mistakes with redirections that empty your files
A common mistake in Bash is to write command-line where there's command a reading a file and whose result is redirected to that file. It can be easily avoided because of : 1) warnings "-bash: file.txt: cannot overwrite existing file" 2) options (often "-i") that let the command directly modify the file but I like to have that small function that does the trick by waiting for the first command to end before trying to write into the file. Lots of things could probably done in a better way, if you know one...

Selecting a random file/folder of a folder
Also looks in subfolders

Find files that were modified by a given command
This has helped me numerous times trying to find either log files or tmp files that get created after execution of a command. And really eye opening as to how active a given process really is. Play around with -anewer, -cnewer & -newerXY

Route outbound SMTP connections through a addtional IP address rather than your primary

Close a hanging ssh session
~ is the ssh control character. If you type it after a newline, you can example force close the ssh session. , ~, then . If you want more info, type ~? when you are connecting using ssh. Very useful to kill of any hanging ssh sessions when nothing else works.


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