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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prints message in given argument on on center of screen
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