Commands by lucasrangit (9)


  • 2
    gcc -dM -E - < /dev/null
    lucasrangit · 2012-04-27 17:37:50 0
  • When you SSH to a server who's hostname or IP has changed since the last time a connection was recorded in the known_hosts file a warning will be displayed since this indicated a possible DNS spoofing attack. If this is a known change then this command will remove the previous entry and allow the SSH connection. The SSH client will prompt you as if it was the first time connected to the server. Replace ${LINE} with the line of the offending key in ~known_hosts. 49 in the sample output. Show Sample Output


    -5
    sed -i '${LINE}d' ~/.ssh/known_host
    lucasrangit · 2012-01-16 18:00:12 3
  • I often find it useful to know what the exit status for a program was. This can be helpful when looking up errors by exit status or when scripting frequent commands. Taken from http://www.faqs.org/docs/abs/HTML/exit-status.html Show Sample Output


    -1
    echo $?
    lucasrangit · 2011-07-27 15:34:20 0
  • This avoids the "chmod +x filename" after performing a check out or export. From http://snipplr.com/view/5277/set-executable-permissions-on-a-file-under-subversion/ Show Sample Output


    2
    svn propset svn:executable ON filename
    lucasrangit · 2011-07-18 22:51:43 0
  • This will extract all DCT format images from foo.pdf and save them in JPEG format (option -j) to bar-000.jpg, bar-001.jpg, bar-002.jpg, etc. Inspired by http://stefaanlippens.net/extract-images-from-pdf-documents


    3
    pdfimages -j foo.pdf bar
    lucasrangit · 2011-07-07 17:18:36 0
  • Booting the VM headless via VBoxHeadless requires knowledge of the VM's network in order to connect. Using VBoxManage in this way and you can SSH to the VM without first looking up the current IP, which changes depending on how you have your VM configured. Show Sample Output


    9
    ssh vm-user@`VBoxManage guestproperty get "vm-name" "/VirtualBox/GuestInfo/Net/0/V4/IP" | awk '{ print $2 }'`
    lucasrangit · 2011-05-04 18:01:36 0

  • 4
    abiword --to=html file.doc --exp-props=
    lucasrangit · 2011-01-05 19:31:25 0
  • I often find the need to number enumerations and other lists when programming. With this command, create a new file called 'inputfile' with the text you want to number. Paste the contents of 'outputfile' back into your source file and fix the tabbing if necessary. You can also change this to output hex numbering by changing the "%02d" to "%02x". If you need to start at 0 replace "NR" with "NR-1". I adapted this from http://osxdaily.com/2010/05/20/easily-add-line-numbers-to-a-text-file/. Show Sample Output


    1
    awk '{printf("/* %02d */ %s\n", NR,$0)}' inputfile > outputfile
    lucasrangit · 2011-01-04 19:13:55 0
  • Find C/C++ source files and headers in the current directory. Show Sample Output


    2
    find . -name '*.[c|h]pp' -o -name '*.[ch]' -type f
    lucasrangit · 2010-03-11 01:22:06 2

What's this?

commandlinefu.com is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed and voted up or down.

Share Your Commands


Check These Out

Show every subdirectory (zsh)

Get IPv4 of eth0 for use with scripts
Simple and easy. No regex, no search and replace. Just clean, built-in tools.

dont execute command just add it to history as a comment, handy if your command is not "complete" yet

Encoding from AVI to MPEG format
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/DOCS/HTML/en/menc-feat-mpeg.html MEncoder can create MPEG (MPEG-PS) format output files. Usually, when you are using MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video, it is because you are encoding for a constrained format such as SVCD, VCD, or DVD. To change MEncoder's output file format, use the -of mpeg option. Creating an MPEG-1 file suitable to be played on systems with minimal multimedia support, such as default Windows installs: $ mencoder input.avi -of mpeg -mpegopts format=mpeg1:tsaf:muxrate=2000 \ -o output.mpg -oac lavc -lavcopts acodec=mp2:abitrate=224 -ovc lavc \ -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg1video:vbitrate=1152:keyint=15:mbd=2:aspect=4/3

Define a quick calculator function
defines a handy function for quick calculations from cli. once defined: $ ? 10*2+3

find directory with most inodes/files
Find which directory in one filesystem that contains most inodes or files.

renames multiple files that match the pattern
Useful when you want to quickly rename a bunch of files.

Runs a command without hangups.
puts command in background and sends its output to nohup.out file it will not die if you log out fromyour shell session ;-)

Show git branches by date - useful for showing active branches
Print out list of all branches with last commit date to the branch, including relative time since commit and color coding.

download all the presentations from UTOSC2010
miss a class at UTOSC2010? need a refresher? use this to curl down all the presentations from the UTOSC website. (http://2010.utosc.com) NOTE/WARNING this will dump them in the current directory and there are around 37 and some are big - tested on OSX10.6.1


Stay in the loop…

Follow the Tweets.

Every new command is wrapped in a tweet and posted to Twitter. Following the stream is a great way of staying abreast of the latest commands. For the more discerning, there are Twitter accounts for commands that get a minimum of 3 and 10 votes - that way only the great commands get tweeted.

» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu3
» http://twitter.com/commandlinefu10

Subscribe to the feeds.

Use your favourite RSS aggregator to stay in touch with the latest commands. There are feeds mirroring the 3 Twitter streams as well as for virtually every other subset (users, tags, functions,…):

Subscribe to the feed for: