Commands by logik (4)

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Search trought pidgin's conversation logs for "searchterm", and output the result.
will search trought pidgin conversation logs for "searchterm", and output them stripping the html tags. The "sed" command is optionnal if your logs are stored in plain text format.

Rename files in batch

Simultaneously running different Firefox profiles
After running $ firefox -ProfileManager and creating several different profiles, use this command to run multiple Firefox profiles simultaneously.

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Remove spaces from filenames - through a whole directory tree.
An example of zsh glob qualifiers.

To get the CPU temperature continuously on the desktop
No need for a colon, and one less semicolon too. Also untested.

IFS - use entire lines in your for cycles
When you use a "for" construct, it cycles on every word. If you want to cycle on a line-by-line basis (and, well, you can't use xargs -n1 :D), you can set the IFS variable to .

check open ports without netstat or lsof

View webcam output using mplayer
View webcam output using mplayer, with correct fps and outfmt settings according to my webcam model.

Configuring proxy client on terminal


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