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Rename all files in lower case
rename is a really powerfull to, as its name suggests, rename files

Know SELinux status
Usefule to check whether SELinux is in force or disabled. Though you need to be superuser while execute this command.

Check if x509 certificate file and rsa private key match
A x509 certificate and a rsa key file have in common a parameter called modulus, it is a very long hexadecimal number. That value is unique for each certficate / key pair. The command allows to do the check of this pair of values in a script using a great feature of bash. "

Anti DDOS
Takes IP from web logs and pipes to iptables, use grep to white list IPs.. use if a particular file is getting requested by many different addresses. Sure, its already down pipe and you bandwidth may suffer but that isnt the concern. This one liner saved me from all the traffic hitting the server a second time, reconfigure your system so your system will work like blog-post-1.php or the similar so legitimate users can continue working while the botnet kills itself.

Find passwords that has been stored as plain text in NetworkManager

Mount a VMware virtual disk (.vmdk) file on a Linux box
This does not require you to know the partition offset, kpartx will find all partitions in the image and create loopback devices for them automatically. This works for all types of images (dd of hard drives, img, etc) not just vmkd. You can also activate LVM volumes in the image by running $vgchange -a y and then you can mount the LV inside the image. To unmount the image, umount the partition/LV, deactivate the VG for the image $vgchange -a n then run $kpartx -dv to remove the partition mappings.

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

Count all the files in the directory and child directories

Recursively Add Changed Files to Subversion
Extracted from http://www.howtogeek.com/wiki/Recursively_Add_Changed_Files_to_Subversion

Make info pages much less painful
The pinfo package makes info pages much more bearable. It is a ncurses-based POSIX utility for viewing info and man pages using lynx style keyboard shortcuts and rendering. Links are highlighted blue, the current location of your cursor is red. Navigating and searching are easy. Worth the install.


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