Commands by pascalv (8)

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    & 'C:\cwRsync_5.5.0_x86_Free\bin\rsync.exe' --force --ignore-errors --no-perms --chmod=ugo=rwX --checksum --delete --backup --backup-dir="_EVAC/$(Get-Date -Format "yyyy-MM-dd-HH-mm-ss")" --whole-file -a -v "//MyServer/MyFolder" "/cygdrive/c/Backup"
    pascalv · 2020-03-06 10:17:42 1
  • Apart from an exact copy of your recent contents, also keep all earlier versions of files and folders that were modified or deleted. Inspired by the excellent EVACopy Show Sample Output

    backup() { source=$1 ; rsync --relative --force --ignore-errors --no-perms --chmod=ugo=rwX --delete --backup --backup-dir=$(date +%Y%m%d-%H%M%S)_Backup --whole-file -a -v $source/ ~/Backup ; } ; backup /source_folder_to_backup
    pascalv · 2018-08-02 21:27:29 0
  • This takes a picture (with the web cam) every 5 minutes, and send the picture to your e-mail. Some systems support mail -a "References: " so that all video surveillance emails are grouped in a single email thread. To keep your inbox clean, it is still possible to filter and move to trash video surveillance emails (and restore these emails only if you really get robbed!) For instance with Gmail, emails sent to can be filtered with "Matches:" Show Sample Output

    while true ; do fswebcam -d /dev/video0 -r 1280x1024 -F 15 - | uuencode $(date +\%Y\%m\%d\%H\%M).jpeg | mail -s "Video surveillance" ; sleep 300 ; done
    pascalv · 2016-08-09 14:22:45 0
  • Access a random news web page on the internet. The Links browser can of course be replaced by Firefox or any modern graphical web browser.

    links $( a=( $( lynx -dump -listonly "" | grep -Eo "(http|https)://[a-zA-Z0-9./?=_-]*" | grep -v "" | sort | uniq ) ) ; amax=${#a[@]} ; n=$(( `date '+%s'` % $amax )) ; echo ${a[n]} )
    pascalv · 2016-07-26 11:52:12 3
  • (In French) Connection aux hotspots FreeWifi, et maintien de la connection active

    while true ; do wget --quiet --no-check-certificate --post-data 'login=my_account_number&password=my_password&submit=Valider' '' -O '/dev/null' ; sleep 600; done
    pascalv · 2016-07-23 16:34:42 1
  • Sweep and download all mp3 (in French) of "Rendez-vous avec X" (Meet with M. X) of French public radio From 1997 To 2015 Balaye et telecharge les episodes depuis 1997 jusqu'en 2015

    pascalv · 2015-08-13 21:34:50 2
  • Run "ps -x" (process status) in the background every hour (in this example). The outputs of both "nohup" and "ps -x" are sent to the e-mail (instead of nohup.out and stdout and stderr). If you like it, replace "ps -x" by the command of your choice, replace 3600 (1 hour) by the period of your choice. You can run the command in the loop any time by killing the sleep process. For example ps -x 2925 ? S 0:00.00 sh -c unzip >/dev/null 2>&1 11288 ? O 0:00.00 unzip 25428 ? I 0:00.00 sleep 3600 14346 pts/42- I 0:00.01 bash -c while true; do ps -x | mail pascalv; sleep 3600; done 643 pts/66 Ss 0:00.03 -bash 14124 pts/66 O+ 0:00.00 ps -x kill 25428 You have mail in /mail/pascalv Show Sample Output

    nohup bash -c "while true; do ps -x | mail; sleep 3600; done" | mail &
    pascalv · 2013-08-19 17:21:37 5
  • This will send the web page at $u to . To send the web page to oneself, can be replaced by $(whoami) . The "charset" is UTF-8 here, but any alternative charset of your choice would work. `wget -O - -o /dev/null $u` may be considered instead of `curl $u` . On some systems the complete path to sendmail may be necessary, for instance /sys/pkg/libexec/sendmail/sendmail for some NetBSD.

    { u=""; echo "Subject: $u"; echo "Mime-Version: 1.0"; echo -e "Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8\n\n"; curl $u ; } | sendmail
    pascalv · 2010-02-24 04:18:30 1

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