Commands by mohan43u (13)

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Smiley Face Bash Prompt
If your last command was a dud, your bash prompt will be angry at you. Otherwise it's happy. Soon you will crave its constant approval and your linux skills will improve simply to avoid low self-esteem.

Resolve the "all display buffers are busy, please try later" error on a Foundry

Get MX records for a domain

Check reverse DNS
I'm just a simple programmer. I find dig too verbose. host tells me alias(es) and IP address in a quick to grok format with nothing special to remember for input parameters. With thanks to http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/how-to-test-or-check-reverse-dns/

shell equivalent of a boss button
Nobody wants the boss to notice when you're slacking off. This will fill your shell with random data, parts of it highlighted. Note that 'highlight' is the Perl module App::highlight, not "a universal sourcecode to formatted text converter." You'll also need Term::ANSIColor.

list files recursively by size

Throttle download speed (at speed x )
Throttle download speed $aria2c --max-download-limit=100K file.metalink Throttle upload speed $aria2c --max-upload-limit=100K file.torrent

Run the last command as root
this command also can run the last command as root what's more, sudo !-2 can run the second last command as root , and so on

Search for an active process without catching the search-process
This does the same thing as many of the 'grep' based alternatives but allows a more finite control over the output. For example if you only wanted the process ID you could change the command: $ ps -ef | awk '/mingetty/ && !/awk/ {print $2}' If you wanted to kill the returned PID's: $ ps -ef | awk '/mingetty/ && !/awk/ {print $2}' | xargs -i kill {}

Burn CD/DVD from an iso, eject disc when finished.
cdrecord -scanbus will tell you the (x,y,z) value of your cdr (for example, mine is 3,0,0)


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