Commands by lowjax (8)

  • Efficiently clear all Windows Event log entries from within a Cygwin terminal. Uses "cygstart" to launch a hidden "PowerShell" session passing a Powershell command to loop through and clear all Windows Event Log entries. Very useful for troubleshooting and debugging. The command should in theory elevate you session if needed. One liner is based on the PowerShell command: wevtutil el | foreach { wevtutil cl $_ }


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    cygstart --hide -wa runas powershell -WindowStyle Hidden -Command '"&{wevtutil el | foreach{wevtutil cl $_}}"'
    lowjax · 2015-02-15 22:56:20 0
  • Outputs Windows Services service name and display name using "sc query", pipes the output to "awk" for processing, then "column" for formatting. List All Services: sc query state= all | awk '/SERVICE_NAME/{printf"%s:",$2;getline;gsub(/DISP.*:\ /,"");printf"%s\n",$0}' | column -ts\: List Started Services: sc query | awk '/SERVICE_NAME/{printf"%s:",$2;getline;gsub(/DISP.*:\ /,"");printf"%s\n",$0}' | column -ts\: List Stopped Services: sc query state= inactive| awk '/SERVICE_NAME/{printf"%s:",$2;getline;gsub(/DISP.*:\ /,"");printf"%s\n",$0}' | column -ts\: Show Sample Output


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    sc query state= all | awk '/SERVICE_NAME/{printf"%s:",$2;getline;gsub(/DISP.*:\ /,"");printf"%s\n",$0}' | column -ts\:
    lowjax · 2015-02-15 22:35:10 3
  • Using "wmic get * /value" within any Cygwin shell will return lots of Win/Dos newline junk ie "^M$" at the end of found value line, two lines ("$" Unix newline) above, and three below. This makes storing and or evaluating wmic queries as variables a pain. The method i suggest strips the mentioned junk, only returns the value after "OSArchitecture=", and includes only one Unix style newline. Other methods using sed|awk|cut can only handle the output of wmic cleanly when piped or using multiple sed statements. wmic OS get OSArchitecture /value | sed 's/\r//g;s/^M$//;/^$/d;s/.*=//' making wmic OS get OSArchitecture /value | grep -Eo '[^=]*$' a much cleaner and slightly less costly alternative. Show Sample Output


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    wmic OS get OSArchitecture /value | grep -Eo '[^=]*$'
    lowjax · 2014-03-15 02:04:08 0
  • Pass the files path to finfo(), can be unix path, dos path, relative or absolute. The file is converted into an absolute nix path, then checked to see if it is in-fact a regular/existing file. Then converted into an absolute windows path and sent to "wmic". Then magic, you have windows file details right in the terminal. Uses: cygwin, cygpath, sed, and awk. Needs Windows WMI "wmic.exe" to be operational. The output is corrected for easy... finfo notepad.exe finfo "C:\windows\system32\notepad.exe" finfo /cygdrive/c/Windows/System32/notepad.exe finfo "/cygdrive/c/Program Files/notepad.exe" finfo ../notepad.exe Show Sample Output


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    finfo() { [[ -f "$(cygpath "[email protected]")" ]] || { echo "bad-file";return 1;}; echo "$(wmic datafile where name=\""$(echo "$(cygpath -wa "[email protected]")"|sed 's/\\/\\\\/g')"\" get /value)"|sed 's/\r//g;s/^M$//;/^$/d'|awk -F"=" '{print $1"=""\033[1m"$2"\033[0m"}';}
    lowjax · 2013-12-30 07:47:41 0
  • Download latest NVIDIA Geforce x64 Windows7-8 driver from Nvidia's website. Pulls the latest download version (which includes beta). This is the "English" version. The following command includes a 'sed' line to replace "english" with "international" if needed. You can also replace the starting subdomain with "eu." "uk." and others. Enjoy this one liner! 1 character under the max :) wget "us.download.nvidia.com$(wget -qO- "$(wget -qO- "nvidia.com/Download/processFind.aspx?psid=95&pfid=695&osid=19&lid=1&lang=en-us" | awk '/driverResults.aspx/ {print $4}' | cut -d "'" -f2 | head -n 1)" | awk '/url=/ {print $2}' | sed -e "s/english/international/" | cut -d '=' -f3 | cut -d '&' -f1)" Show Sample Output


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    wget "us.download.nvidia.com$(wget -qO- "$(wget -qO- "nvidia.com/Download/processFind.aspx?psid=95&pfid=695&osid=19&lid=1&lang=en-us"|awk '/driverResults.aspx/ {print $4}'|cut -d "'" -f2|head -n 1)"|awk '/url=/ {print $2}'|cut -d '=' -f3|cut -d '&' -f1)"
    lowjax · 2013-11-21 03:04:59 1
  • Usage: google "[search string]" Example: google "something im searching for" This will launch firefox and execute a google search in a new tab with the provided search string. You must provide the path to your Firefox binary if using cygwin to $ff or create an alias like follows: alias firefox='/cygdrive/c/Program Files (x86)/Mozilla Firefox/firefox.exe' Most Linux flavors with Firefox installed will use just ff="firefox" and even OSX.


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    google() { gg="https://www.google.com/search?q="; ff="firefox"; if [[ $1 ]]; then "$ff" -new-tab "$gg"$(echo ${1//[^a-zA-Z0-9]/+}); else echo 'Usage: google "[seach term]"'; fi }
    lowjax · 2013-08-01 22:21:53 5
  • Quickly remove the conflicting line (key) from current users known_hosts file when there is an SSH host conflict. Very nice when you get tired of writing out full commands. Ideally you would place this into your .bash_profile Usage: rhost [n] Example: rhost 33 (removes line 33 from ~/.ssh/known_hosts) Function assumes the $HOME exists, you could alternatively use "~/.ssh/known_hosts" Mac OSX likes a space for sed -i "$1" d


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    rhost() { if [[ $1 =~ ^[0-9]+$ ]]; then sed -i "$1"d ${HOME}/.ssh/known_hosts; else echo "rhost [n]"; fi }
    lowjax · 2013-08-01 21:10:34 2
  • This alternative either opens the current working directory by just issuing the open function in the commandline. Or you can specify what directory you would like to open. Example: open /cygdrive/c/Windows Usage: open [path] When no option is specified it will open the current working directory


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    open(){ if [[ -n "$1" ]];then explorer /e, $(cygpath -mal "$PWD/$1");else explorer /e, $(cygpath -mal "$PWD");fi }
    lowjax · 2013-07-31 01:15:14 2

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