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Analyze, check, auto-repair and optimize Mysql Database
A useful way to do a full check and auto repair damaged databases

find your release version of your ubuntu / debian distro

Transform a portrait pdf in a landscape one with 2 pages per page
This is an example of the usage of pdfnup (you can find it in the 'pdfjam' package). With this command you can save ink/toner and paper (and thus trees!) when you print a pdf. This tools are very configurable, and you can make also 2x2, 3x2, 2x3 layouts, and more (the limit is your fantasy and the resolution of the printer :-) You must have installed pdfjam, pdflatex, and the LaTeX pdfpages package in your box.

Detect illegal access to kernel space, potentially useful for Meltdown detection
Based on capsule8 agent examples, not rigorously tested

Recursive chmod all *.sh files within the current directory
example of using zsh extended globbing

Multiline Search/Replace with Perl
from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1030787/multiline-search-replace-with-perl added greedy trick in wildcard match (.*?) from http://www.troubleshooters.com/codecorn/littperl/perlreg.htm#Greedy

Find the process you are looking for minus the grepped one
preferred way to query ps for a specific process name (not supported with all flavors of ps, but will work on just about any linux afaik)

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Prevent overwriting file when using redirection
If you set noclobber to on, bash won't allow redirection to overwrite existing files . $ set -o noclobber command turn the option on (default it s off ) . You can still append information but not overwrite the file .to turn it back off use : $ set +o noclobber . I use it because i overwrite a file by accident , after thought , content of the file was very important , creating a one more file mean nothing for my hard disk (we are not anymore on the 64 k memory time) , but content of file is far much important . What we call exeprience :(

Emptying a text file in one shot
% = buffer d = delete


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