Commands by mhs (29)

  • This example uses xfreerdp, which builds upon the development of rdesktop. This example usage will also send you the remote machine's sound.


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    xfreerdp --plugin rdpsnd -g 1280x720 -a 24 -z -x m -u $username -p $password 10.20.30.40
    mhs · 2010-12-29 11:21:18 0
  • The above one-liner could be run against all HTML files in a directory. It renames the HTML files based on the text contained in their title tag. This helped me in a situation where I had a directory containing thousands of HTML documents with meaningless filenames.


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    perl -wlne'/title>([^<]+)/i&&rename$ARGV,"$1.html"' *.html
    mhs · 2010-12-29 05:39:41 1
  • I frequently use this trick to send my terminal settings to HPUX and older RHEL systems. This is due to the fact that terminfo support for rxvt-unicode (my preferred terminal app) does not exist on many older Linux and Unices.


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    infocmp rxvt-unicode | ssh 10.20.30.40 "mkdir -p .terminfo && cat >/tmp/ti && tic /tmp/ti"
    mhs · 2010-12-29 00:44:49 0
  • file(1) can print details about certain devices in the /dev/ directory (block devices in this example). This helped me to know at a glance the location and revision of my bootloader, UUIDs, filesystem status, which partitions were primaries / logicals, etc.. without running several commands. See also: file -s /dev/dm-* file -s /dev/cciss/* etc.. Show Sample Output


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    file -s /dev/sd*
    mhs · 2010-12-28 09:56:03 0
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