Commands by microft (3)

  • get a list of temps of your hard-drives. Show Sample Output


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    hddtemp /dev/sda /dev/sdb /dev/hda /dev/hdb | gawk '{print $NF}' | perl -n -e '$_ =~ s/(\d+)/print "$1 "/eg }{ print "\n"'
    microft · 2009-05-20 16:01:58 0
  • connects to all the screen instances running.


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    screen -ls | grep pts | gawk '{ split($1, x, "."); print x[1] }' | while read i; do gnome-terminal -e screen\ -dx\ $i; done
    microft · 2009-04-22 10:36:39 4
  • I use this to generate a playlist with all the podcasts I listen to. Ordered from most recent to older. Show Sample Output


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    find . -type f -print0 | xargs -r0 stat -c %Y\ %n | sort -rn | gawk '{sub(/.\//,"",$2); print $2}' > /tmp/playlist.m3u
    microft · 2009-03-04 16:41:02 3

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