Commands by nnsense (8)

  • Docker's local man pages are (often) half of what you have online, so I wanted that as local man. Install lynx and run my oneliner, then use as follows: dockpage Adjust lynx's page width at will Show Sample Output


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    dockpage() { lynx -width=180 --dump https://docs.docker.com/v1.11/engine/reference/commandline/$1/ | sed -n '/^Usage/,/On this page/{/On this page/b;p}'; }
    nnsense · 2017-09-18 23:53:34 3
  • Usefull, for example, when many ports are exposed and the docker ps output looks cluttered. Show Sample Output


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    alias dockps='docker ps --format "table {{.ID}}\t{{.Image}}\t{{.Status}}\t{{.Names}}"'
    nnsense · 2017-09-18 23:46:47 0
  • Sometimes it's useful to output just the ip address. Or some other information, changing the "ipv4.addresses" in command. The power of awk! Show all possible "greps" with nmcli connection show [yourInterfaceNameHere] Show Sample Output


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    showip() { nmcli connection show $1|grep ipv4.addresses|awk '{print $2}' ; }
    nnsense · 2015-05-13 16:24:28 3
  • This is a common use of bind. Hitting any key after will output the key's character sequence. This makes possible using it into a bind command. So pressing ctrl+v and then F2 will output "^[[12~", once binded every time you'll press the function key F2 it will execute your command. Added the \n to make it execute it as well. Show Sample Output


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    bind '"<ctrl+v><functionKey>":"command\n"'
    nnsense · 2015-05-11 17:59:09 2
  • I copied this (let's be honest) somewhere on internet and I just made it as a function ready to be used as alias. It shows the 10 most used commands from history. This seems to be just another "most used commands from history", but hey.. this is a function!!! :D Show Sample Output


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    mosth() { history | awk '{CMD[$2]++;count++;}END { for (a in CMD)print CMD[a] " " CMD[a]/count*100 "% " a;}' | grep -v "./" | column -c3 -s " " -t | sort -nr | nl | head -n10; }
    nnsense · 2015-05-11 17:41:55 3
  • Many times I give the same commands in loop to find informations about a file. I use this as an alias to summarize that informations in a single command. Now with variables! :D Show Sample Output


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    fileinfo() { RPMQF=$(rpm -qf $1); RPMQL=$(rpm -ql $RPMQF);echo "man page:";whatis $(basename $1); echo "Services:"; echo -e "$RPMQL\n"|grep -P "\.service";echo "Config files:";rpm -qc $RPMQF;echo "Provided by:" $RPMQF; }
    nnsense · 2015-05-11 16:46:01 3
  • I use this as an alias to get all .service files related a single installed file/conf (if it has services, of course). For rpm based systems ;) Show Sample Output


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    qf2s() { rpm -ql $(rpm -qf $1)|grep -P "\.service"; }
    nnsense · 2015-05-11 16:32:16 0
  • Not really alternative, just giving a different behavior listing current directory if no directory given.


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    cdls() { if [[ $1 != "" ]] ; then cd $1; ls; else ls; fi };
    nnsense · 2015-05-11 15:52:09 2

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