Commands by soulonfire (3)

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list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

a find and replace within text-based files, to locate and rewrite text en mass.
syntax follows regular command line expression. example: let's say you have a directory (with subdirs) that has say 4000 .php files. All of these files were made via script, but uh-oh, there was a typo! if the typo is "let's go jome!" but you meant it to say "let's go home!" find . -name "*.php" | xargs perl -pi -e "s/let\'s\ go\ jome\!/let\'s\ go\ home\!/g" all better :) multiline: find . -name "*.php" | xargs perl -p0777i -e 's/knownline1\nknownline2/replaced/m' indescriminate line replace: find ./ -name '*.php' | xargs perl -pi -e 's/\".*$\"/\new\ line\ content/g'

View a sopcast stream
Get sopcast links for live sports from http://myp2p.eu (for example) Get sp-sc or sp-auth binary by googling (sopcast + linux) eg http://www.jbg.f2s.com/sp-sc.gz Requires the 32bit libstdc++5 package. After exiting mplayer, type 'killall sp-sc'

Command template, executing a command over multiple files, outputing progress and fails only
This is a command template for achiving the following: * loop over files --> find -name "" | while read file; do ...; done * output progress --> echo -n . * execute some command on each file and save output for later usage --> output=$() * if command failed, open subshell and echo newline --> || (echo;...;...;) * echo output of command --> echo "$output"

Find the package that installed a command

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Print environment information.
Print environment (system) information using Perl.

cycle through a 256 colour palette
Rainbow, instead of greys

Run a command for a given time
or "Execute a command with a timeout" Run a command in background, sleep 10 seconds, kill it. $! is the process id of the most recently executed background command. You can test it with: find /& sleep10; kill $!


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