Commands by hank (7)

  • The original command doesn't work for me - does something weird with sed (-r) and xargs (-i) with underscores all over... This one works in OSX Lion. I haven't tested it anywhere else, but if you have bash, gpg and perl, it should work. Show Sample Output


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    for i in `gpg --list-sigs | perl -ne 'if(/User ID not found/){s/^.+([a-fA-F0-9]{8}).*/\1/; print}' | sort | uniq`; do gpg --keyserver-options no-auto-key-retrieve --recv-keys $i; done
    hank · 2013-03-10 09:15:15 1
  • It's hard to beat C. This is just slightly faster than the bc version on my machine. real 0m26.856s user 0m25.030s sys 0m0.024s Requirements: libgmp headers, gcc. Show Sample Output


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    gcc -x c -o /tmp/out - -lgmp <<< '#include <stdlib.h> ... SEE SAMPLE OUTPUT FOR FULL COMMAND
    hank · 2009-09-10 02:10:46 3
  • There was another line that was dependent on having un-named screen sessions. This just wouldn't do. This one works no matter what the name is. A possible improvement would be removing the perl dependence, but that doesn't effect me.


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    for i in `screen -ls | perl -ne'if(/^\s+\d+\.([^\s]+)/){print $1, " "}'`; do gnome-terminal -e "screen -x $i"; done
    hank · 2009-04-25 22:39:24 1
  • Basically an improvement on an earlier ethtool command line. Show Sample Output


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    for i in /sys/class/net/*; do e=`basename $i`; echo "# $e"; sudo ethtool $e | grep -E "Link|Speed" ; done
    hank · 2009-04-25 14:32:08 5

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    lsof -i
    hank · 2009-04-25 14:24:04 7
  • Reconfigures time zone in Ubuntu, which I cannot figure out how to do through the GUI. Worked like a charm to set my time zone to CEST from EDT.


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    sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
    hank · 2009-04-20 02:08:23 4
  • Ever since the switch to pulseaudio, Ubuntu users including myself have found themselves with no sound intermittently. To fix this, just use this command and restarts firefox or mplayer or whatever.


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    sudo killall -9 pulseaudio; pulseaudio >/dev/null 2>&1 &
    hank · 2009-04-11 20:18:35 1

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Create a single-use TCP proxy with copy to stdout
USAGE: gate listening_port host port Creates listening socket and connects to remote device at host:port. It uses pipes for connection between two sockets. Traffic which goes through pipes is wrote to stdout. I use it for debug network scripts.

Print Memory Utilization Percentage For a specific process and it's children
Change the name of the process and what is echoed to suit your needs. The brackets around the h in the grep statement cause grep to skip over "grep httpd", it is the equivalent of grep -v grep although more elegant.

Adding Prefix to File name
Good old bracket expansion :-) For large numbers of files, "rename" will spare you the for-loop, or the find/exec...

Complete TCP Handshake on a given host-port
Try to perform a fully TCP 3 way handshake on for a given host-port with a timeout of 1s.

Protect against buffer overflow
This command solve the problem ping: sendmsg: No buffer space available to.

Find inside files two different patterns in the same line and for matched files show number of matched lines
The option -print0 for find and -0 for grep help prevent issue with weird characters or spaces in filenames. Furthermore with xargs there is no limited number of arguments that find can throw.

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.

Set OS X X11 to use installed Mathematica fonts

One liner to kill a process when knowing only the port where the process is running
-k (kill option ) . To kill all processes accessing this port

a function to find the fastest DNS server
http://public-dns.info gives a list of online dns servers. you need to change the country in url (br in this url) with your country code. this command need some time to ping all IP in list.


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