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Change to $HOME - zsh, bash4
To change to $HOME in that manner you need to set a shell option. In zsh it is auto_cd, hence $ setopt -o auto_cd in bash4 it is autocd, hence $ shopt -s autocd What the option does is allow you to cd to a directory by just entering its name. This also works if the directory name is stored in a variable: $ www=/var/www/lighttpd; $www sends you to /var/www/lighttpd. CAUTION: If a command or function name identical to the directory name exists it takes precedence.

Change wallpaper

count of down available ips

Make a high definition VNC
-nohttpd don't run mini-httpd if VNC java applet is found -name change the name of the desktop, it's passed to xstartup script via $VNCDESKTOP, run different set of apps acording the name. -depth pixel depth in bits of the desktop, default is 16 -geometry size of the desktop, default is 1024x768

Recursively touch all files and subdirectories

Find common groups between two users

archive all files containing local changes (svn)
This works more reliable for me ("cut -c 8-" had one more space, so it did not work)

Get AWS temporary credentials ready to export based on a MFA virtual appliance
You might want to secure your AWS operations requiring to use a MFA token. But then to use API or tools, you need to pass credentials generated with a MFA token. This commands asks you for the MFA code and retrieves these credentials using AWS Cli. To print the exports, you can use: `awk '{ print "export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=\"" $1 "\"\n" "export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=\"" $2 "\"\n" "export AWS_SESSION_TOKEN=\"" $3 "\"" }'` You must adapt the command line to include: * $MFA_IDis ARN of the virtual MFA or serial number of the physical one * TTL for the credentials

Print all lines between two line numbers
This command uses awk(1) to print all lines between two known line numbers in a file. Useful for seeing output in a log file, where the line numbers are known. The above command will print all lines between, and including, lines 3 and 6.


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