Commands by kostis (4)

  • This is a standard procedure for me, whenever I set up a new Raspberry Pi system. Because the default user is "pi", I quickly replace it with my own (e.g. "kostis"), but I have to substitute that user to all of pi's groups first, before deleting the default account. xargs helps a lot with that in a single line, while avoiding boring "for" loops. For everything trickier, there's always "parallel" :)


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    groups pi | xargs -n 1 | tail -n +4 | xargs -n 1 sudo adduser kostis
    kostis · 2022-01-25 07:20:09 230
  • As an alternative to the above command, this one ditches the unnecessary and complicated for loop in favor of a way faster multi-core approach for a task that's more CPU than I/O intensive, making it a perfect suite for GNU parallel


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    parallel cwebp -q 80 {} -o {.}.webp ::: *.png
    kostis · 2018-12-07 23:37:24 16
  • You could have that little benchmark run on all cores in parallel, as a multi-core benchmark or stress test First find the number of cores, then have parallel iterate over that in, well, parallel Show Sample Output


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    time cat /proc/cpuinfo |grep proc|wc -l|xargs seq|parallel -N 0 echo "2^2^20" '|' bc
    kostis · 2018-12-06 05:36:55 215
  • Broken in two parts, first get the number of cores with cat /proc/cpuinfo |grep proc|wc -l and create a integer sequence with that number (xargs seq), then have GNU parallel loop that many times over the given command. Cheers! Show Sample Output


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    time cat /proc/cpuinfo |grep proc|wc -l|xargs seq|parallel -N 0 echo "scale=4000\; a\(1\)\*4" '|' bc -l
    kostis · 2018-12-06 05:15:24 208

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