Commands by ozgurkuru (3)

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Auto Rotate Cube (compiz)
Strip my code to: wmctrl -o 0,0 # autorotates to the first face. In fact [0-1279],0 wmctrl - 1280,0 # goes to the second face wmctrl -o 2560,0 # goes to the third face, and so on. # Use multiples of the horizontal display resolution. My example work for 1280x800 display, been 1280 the number of interest. Tweak the number, try a biiiig one and see your cube spinning... I put a complex example to show how fun things can be, even for my ademco and paradox alarm central network advisor interface xpto etc. It rotates two faces, print the alarm message, and goes back tho where it was. Tested on BIGLINUX 4.2, equivalent to ubuntu LTS hardy. Do not forget to activate 3D efects ( compiz cube )

kill some pids without specific pid
pgrep, pkill - look up or signal processes based on name and other attributes

Mount directories in different locations
Like symlinked directories, you can mount a directory at a different location. For example mounting a directory from one location in to the http root without having to make your program follow symlinks or change permissions when reading.

Cleanup Python bytecode files
This command will erase all bytecode versions of Python modules under the current directory.

Watch several log files in a single window
It works like a "tail -f" on several files. Use the number keys 0-9 to set a baseline in the numbered window. Pressing "b" let you scroll back in one of the windows.

View Owner, Group & Permissions.
#Alias alias perm="stat -c '%n %U:%G-%a'" #Function perm() { for ll in [email protected]; do stat -c "%n %U:%G-%a" "$ll"; done; }

Create a single-use TCP (or UDP) proxy
Redirect the local port 2000 to the remote port 3000. The same but UDP: $ nc -u -l -p 2000 -c "nc -u 3000" It may be used to "convert" TCP client to UDP server (or viceversa): $ nc -l -p 2000 -c "nc -u 3000"

List all Samba user name

Show GCC-generated optimization commands when using the "-march=native" or "-mtune=native" switches for compilation.
You can tell GCC to automatically select optimization commands and produce optimized code for the local machine (the one compiling the code), but you can't normally see what switches have been selected and used unless you append a "-v" and pause compilation.

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