Commands by khayyam (18)

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check open ports (both ipv4 and ipv6)
While `lsof` will work, why not use the tool designed explicitly for this job? (If not run as root, you will only see the names of PID you own)

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

Amazing real time picture of the sun in your wallpaper
Changes the wallpaper for the last IR picture of the sun taken by SOHO satellite. Lesser size, try $ curl http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/eit_195/512/latest.jpg | xli -onroot -fullscreen -xzoom 120 -yzoom 120 -border black stdin I use inside kalarm(kde), updating every 15 minutes needs xli , curl

Get mouse location (X,Y coordinates)

Database size
Mysql command to list the disk usage of the database

rsync over ssh via non-default ssh port
tested on cygwin and Fedora 9 . good to remember for those jobs where you cannot set a site-specific connect option in your ~/.ssh/config file.

Convert seconds to [DD:][HH:]MM:SS
Converts any number of seconds into days, hours, minutes and seconds. sec2dhms() { declare -i SS="$1" D=$(( SS / 86400 )) H=$(( SS % 86400 / 3600 )) M=$(( SS % 3600 / 60 )) S=$(( SS % 60 )) [ "$D" -gt 0 ] && echo -n "${D}:" [ "$H" -gt 0 ] && printf "%02g:" "$H" printf "%02g:%02g\n" "$M" "$S" }

Get your external IP address if your machine has a DNS entry
Using DynDNS or a similar service not only allows access to your home machine from outside without needing to know what IP the ISP has assigned to it but it also comes in handy if you want to know your external IP address. The only purpose of the sed command is to remove the leading "host.na.me has address " part from the output. If you don't need to discard it you can simply use $ host $HOSTNAME

Get Cookies from bash
The loop is to compare cookies. You can remove it... Maybe you wanna use curl... $ curl www.commandlinefu.com/index.php -s0 -I | grep "Set-Cookie"

Create a mirror of a local folder, on a remote server
Create a exact mirror of the local folder "/root/files", on remote server 'remote_server' using SSH command (listening on port 22) (all files & folders on destination server/folder will be deleted)


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