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Redirect a filehandle from a currently running process.
This command uses the debugger to attach to a running process, and reassign a filehandle to a file. The two commands executed in gdb are p close(1) which closes STDOUT and p creat("/tmp/filename",0600) which creates a file and opens it for output. Since file handles are assigned sequentially, this command opens the file in place of STDOUT and once the process continues, new output to STDOUT will instead be written to our capture file.

move you up one directory quickly
Alias a single character 'b' to move to parent directory. Put it into your .bashrc or .profile file. Using "cd .." is one of the most repetitive sequence of characters you'll in the command line. Bring it down to two keys 'b' and 'enter'. It stands for "back" Also useful to have multiple: alias b='cd ../' alias bb='cd ../../' alias bbb='cd ../../../' alias bbbb='cd ../../../../'

Disconnect telnet
You are stuck with testing a tcp port using telnet, and must kill the telnet session from another terminal... Or, press ctrl+5 and write close/quit to force the current connection to close..

Create a bunch of dummy text files
Avoiding a for loop brought this time down to less than 3 seconds on my old machine. And just to be clear, 33554432 = 8192 * 4086.

Get current Xorg resolution via xrandr

Top 10 Memory Processes
It displays the top 10 processes sorted by memory usage

Convert a videos audio track to ogg vorbis.
Assumes you have ffmpeg and oggenc. Similar to other scripts here, but this time outputting to Ogg Vorbis. I added the variable assignment for a nice output name. This is part of an interactive bash script I have with a few little multimedia tasks in it. http://www.dward.us/software/VSAK.sh

Search some text from all files inside a directory

notify yourself when a long-running command which has ALREADY STARTED is finished
If you want to be notified when a long-running command is finished, but you have already started it: CTRL+Z $ fg; echo "finished" | sendmail [email protected] I use a script to post a tweet, which sends me a txt: $ fg; echo "finished" | tweet

Generate list of words and their frequencies in a text file.


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