Commands by mikhail (9)

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Show device drivers and their properties (Windows XP)
Show device drivers and their properties, including digital signatures /si and in table format /fo.

Bash Dialog
The dialog utility is used to create a basic level graphical user interface. We can use this in Shell script to create very useful programs.

Print a date from 3 days ago
This command prints the Date (Not time) from 3 days ago (72 hours ago). This works on systems without GNU date (MacOSX , Solaris, FreeBSD).

Rolling upgrades via aptitude
This has been my "sysupgrade" alias since ca. 2006, first used on Debian Sid, then Sabayon, and it still does its duty on Mint nowadays without breaking stuff.

Sysadmin day date of any given year
Calculate the date of Sysadmin day (last Friday of July) of any given year

Find C/C++ source code comments
This is a naive way of finding source code comments in source code files that use C-like comments: // and /*...*/

Rename files in batch

Convert seconds to [DD:][HH:]MM:SS
Converts any number of seconds into days, hours, minutes and seconds. sec2dhms() { declare -i SS="$1" D=$(( SS / 86400 )) H=$(( SS % 86400 / 3600 )) M=$(( SS % 3600 / 60 )) S=$(( SS % 60 )) [ "$D" -gt 0 ] && echo -n "${D}:" [ "$H" -gt 0 ] && printf "%02g:" "$H" printf "%02g:%02g\n" "$M" "$S" }

gzip compression with progress bar and remaining time displayed

history autocompletion with arrow keys
This will enable the possibility to navigate in the history of the command you type with the arrow keys, example "na" and the arrow will give all command starting by na in the history.You can add these lines to your .bashrc (without &&) to use that in your default terminal.


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