Commands by lv4tech (10)

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Cut the first 'N' characters of a line
Saves one character, the original is probably clearer

Check SATA link speed.
Check SATA controller type. 6.0 Gbps - SATA III 3.0 Gbps - SATA II 1.5 Gbps - SATA I

output list of modifications for an svn revision
url can be a working copy or url to a svn repository, revision is any valid revision number for that branch.

Binary clock

resolve short urls
since the most url shorteners respond with a header containing the Location: ... this works with most common shorteners

Securely destroy data on given device hugely faster than /dev/urandom
This command generates a pseudo-random data stream using aes-256-ctr with a seed set by /dev/urandom. Redirect to a block device for secure data scrambling.

Get length of current playlist in xmms2

converts a directory full of source tarballs into a bzr repository so you can compare different versions easily

Remote Serial connection redirected over network using SSH
Requires software found at: http://lpccomp.bc.ca/remserial/ Remote [A] (with physical serial port connected to device) $./remserial -d -p 23000 -s "115200 raw" /dev/ttyS0 & Local [B] (running the program that needs to connect to serial device) Create a SSH tunnel to the remote server: $ssh -N -L 23000:localhost:23000 user@hostwithphysicalserialport Use the locally tunnelled port to connect the local virtual serial port to the remote real physical port: $./remserial -d -r localhost -p 23000 -l /dev/remser1 /dev/ptmx & Example: Running minicom on machine B using serial /dev/remser1 will actually connect you to whatever device is plugged into machine A's serial port /dev/ttyS0.

change user & preserver environment (.bashrc&co)


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