Commands by sxiii (15)

  • Default volume group in Ubuntu is ubuntu-vg and the logical volume is ubuntu-lv, so the provided command will resize the disk to utilize 100% of the available space. Show Sample Output

    lvextend -l +100%FREE /dev/ubuntu-vg/ubuntu-lv && resize2fs /dev/ubuntu-vg/ubuntu-lv
    sxiii · 2022-08-26 13:02:10 427
  • See the flight information from the CLI Use as a SH file or function, like: `./ os 336` Show Sample Output

    flight_status() { curl --silent --stderr - "$1&fn=$2&dpdat=$(date +%Y%m%d)" | html2text | grep -A19 "Status" ; } ; flight_status $1 $2
    sxiii · 2022-07-26 12:09:17 310
  • Check out Gate number for your flight from CLI with Chrome, html2texgt and grep. Works on Arch Linux (Garuda) and probably will work on others. Requirements: * google chrome (might work with chromium as well) * installed html2text (on archlinux: sudo pacman -S python-html2text) * installed grep (comes by default with your OS) * the gate number should be visible at the given website (it's not existent too early before the flight and also disappears after the flight departed) Please don't forget to replace the link to appropriate one, matching your flight. You can also wrap this into something like `whlie true; do ...; sleep 60; done' and this will check and tell you the gate number maximum in 1 minute after it appears on Avinor website. Show Sample Output

    google-chrome-stable --headless --dump-dom --disable-gpu "" 2>/dev/null | html2text | grep -A2 Gate
    sxiii · 2022-07-26 11:50:59 228
  • This commands does just two things: fakes user agent (the one was taken from recent Android app) and sends the (possibly) listener ID (it can be any - I put "1" here because it works like a charm - after the name of stream ?1 as you can see). Look for the list of stations here: Or here: Best regards, sxiii :) Show Sample Output

    mplayer -user-agent "AudioAddict-di/ Android/5.1"
    sxiii · 2016-04-29 23:41:17 16
  • Just run this command and it will printout all the info available about your current distribution and package management system. Show Sample Output

    echo /etc/*_ver* /etc/*-rel*; cat /etc/*_ver* /etc/*-rel*
    sxiii · 2016-02-19 12:12:38 10
  • Replace the with your URL, for example and it will show likes number Show Sample Output

    curl -,%20total_count,%20share_count,%20click_count,%20comment_count%20FROM%20link_stat%20WHERE%20url%20=%20%27<URL>%27 | awk -F\" '{ print $7 }' | awk -F":" '{ print $2 }' | awk -F"," '{ print $1 }'
    sxiii · 2015-08-19 20:01:15 7
  • Replace KEY with GPG key. This command will load GPG key and add it to your system so you can use software from third party repos etc. Show Sample Output

    x=KEY; gpg --keyserver --recv $x; gpg --export --armor $x | sudo apt-key add -
    sxiii · 2013-11-26 10:49:32 6
  • Processes biglion quantity of sold ebay coupons/bonus codes, so you can know approximate count of users who buyed the coupons and when sales are come up again. You can change sleep parameter so script will work slowly or faster (default is 5 seconds). Additional requirements: curl Standart tools used: awk, date, cat, grep (bash) Show Sample Output

    while true; do date; (curl -s -o 1.html &); sleep 5; cat 1.html | grep "&#1082;&#1091;&#1087;&#1086;&#1085;&#1086;&#1074;" | awk -F"<div>" '{print $2}' | awk -F"<span>" '{print $1}'; done
    sxiii · 2013-11-08 12:40:05 3
  • Requirements: curl, grep, awk, internet connection with access to wikipedia Loaded page: If you can make shorter version of this listgetter, you are welcome to paste it here :) Show Sample Output

    curl | grep "<li>" | awk -F"title=" '{ print $2 }' | awk -F\" '{ print $2 }'
    sxiii · 2013-01-09 21:40:11 7
  • Oneliner to get domain names list of all existing domain names (from wikipedia) Show Sample Output

    curl | grep "<tr valign=\"top\">" | awk -F">" '{ print $5 }' | awk -F"<" '{ print $1 }'
    sxiii · 2012-12-24 21:00:36 2
  • Fixes MP3 tags encoding (to UTF-8). Batch fixes all MP3s in one directory.

    find . -iname "*.mp3" -execdir mid3iconv -e <encoding> {} \;
    sxiii · 2011-12-14 18:10:27 4
  • Outputs pseudo-random sounds to speakers (stereo mode because of -c 2) when there are any kind of network activity. Show Sample Output

    tcpdump | aplay -c 2
    sxiii · 2011-08-27 15:03:02 3
  • This command kills all wine instances and each EXE application working on a PC. Here is command info: 1) ps ax > processes = save process list to file named "processes" (we save it because we don't wont egrep to be found in the future) 2) cat processes | egrep "*.exe |*exe]" = shows the file "processes" and after greps for each *.exe and *exe] in it 3) | awk '{ print $1 }' > pstokill = saves processes PID's to file "pstokill" using awk filter 4) kill $(cat pstokill) = kills each PID in file pstokill, which is shown by cat program 5) rm processes && rm pstokill = removes temporary files Show Sample Output

    ps ax > processes && cat processes | egrep "*.exe |*exe]" | awk '{ print $1 }' > pstokill && kill $(cat pstokill) && rm processes && rm pstokill
    sxiii · 2011-02-26 16:13:58 4
  • This can be used in scripts, to find out the origin of target IP etc. Show Sample Output

    x=; whois $x > $x.txt
    sxiii · 2011-01-17 03:33:49 3
  • Mplayer starts a webcam capture using ASCII art. Only mplayer required

    mplayer -tv driver=v4l2:gain=1:width=640:height=480:device=/dev/video0:fps=10:outfmt=rgb16 -vo aa tv://
    sxiii · 2010-12-07 05:17:00 5

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SMS reminder
Send an e-mail to SMS reminder in 15 minutes from now, to call my wife. See list of carriers bellow Carrier Email to SMS Gateway Alltel [10-digit phone number] AT&T (formerly Cingular) [10-digit phone number] [10-digit phone number] (MMS) [10-digit phone number] Boost Mobile [10-digit phone number] Nextel (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit telephone number] Sprint PCS (now Sprint Nextel) [10-digit phone number] [10-digit phone number] (MMS) T-Mobile [10-digit phone number] US Cellular [10-digit phone number] (SMS) [10-digit phone number] (MMS) Verizon [10-digit phone number] [10-digit phone number] (MMS) Virgin Mobile USA [10-digit phone number]

Show numerical values for each of the 256 colors in bash
I like the other three versions but one uses nested loops and another prints every color on a separate line. Both versions fail to reset colors before giving the prompt back. This version uses the column command to print a table so all the colors fit on one screen. It also resets colors back to normal before as a last step.

Keep a copy of the raw Youtube FLV,MP4,etc stored in /tmp/
Certain Flash video players (e.g. Youtube) write their video streams to disk in /tmp/ , but the files are unlinked. i.e. the player creates the file and then immediately deletes the filename (unlinking files in this way makes it hard to find them, and/or ensures their cleanup if the browser or plugin should crash etc.) But as long as the flash plugin's process runs, a file descriptor remains in its /proc/ hierarchy, from which we (and the player) still have access to the file. The method above worked nicely for me when I had 50 tabs open with Youtube videos and didn't want to have to re-download them all with some tool.

Check if it's your binary birthday!
Print out your age in days in binary. Today's my binary birthday, I'm 2^14 days old :-) . This command does bash arithmatic $(( )) on two dates: Today: $(date +%s) Date of birth: $(date +%s -d YYYY-MM-DD) The dates are expressed as the number of seconds since the Unix epoch (Jan 1970), so we devide the difference by 86400 (seconds per day). . Finally we pipe "obase=2; DAYS-OLD" into bc to convert to binary. (obase == output base)

Makes a Zenity select list based on entries in your wpa_supplicant.conf
If you still connect to your wireless access point manually and need to use wpa_supplicant, the above fu will grep all of the known SSID from your wpa_supplicant.conf file, present it in a Zenity list and return the SSID name you choose. I've wrapped this command in to a bash script that then up's the interface, associates and autenticates. Saves me from using NetworkManager ;)

Get a BOFH excuse
Almost same output with fewer typing... OP had a great idea : BOFH !!!

Mount important virtual system directories under chroot'ed directory
The command is useful when, e.g., booting an existing system with a rescue or installation CD where you need to chroot into the hard-disk and be able to do stuff which accesses kernel info (e.g. when installing Ubuntu desktop with LVM2 you need to mount and chroot the hard disk from a shell window in order to install packages and run initramfs inside chroot). The command assumes that /mnt/xxx is where the chroot'ed environment's root file system on the hard disk is mounted.

Calculate days on which Friday the 13th occurs (inspired from the work of the user justsomeguy)
Friday is the 5th day of the week, monday is the 1st. Output may be affected by locale.

Scan your LAN for unauthorized IPs
populate the auth.hosts file with a list of IP addresses that are authorized to be in use and when you run this command it will return the addresses that are pingable and not in the authorized list. Can be combined with the "Command line Twitter" command to tweet unauthorized access.

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