Commands by totti (87)

  • Use matched data and some other as replacement data Show Sample Output


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    echo "abcde" | sed 's/./& /g'
    totti · 2011-08-26 16:54:26 2
  • Works on Laptops, Desktop having communication b/w UPS & CPU Show Sample Output


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    NotifyOnBATTERY () { while :; do on_ac_power||notify-send "Running on BATTERY"; sleep 1m; done }
    totti · 2011-08-26 11:54:16 0

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    for i in `seq -w 1 50`; do wget --continue \ http://commandline.org.uk/images/posts/animal/$i.jpg; done
    totti · 2011-08-19 20:06:16 2
  • Show all commands having the part known by you. Eg: apropos pdf | less Show Sample Output


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    apropos <part_rember> | less
    totti · 2011-08-19 19:34:57 0
  • fileName /path/to/file.ext quivalent to basename /path/to/file.ext Show Sample Output


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    fileName() { echo "$1" | grep -o "[^/]*$"; }
    totti · 2011-08-19 18:16:22 0
  • eg: VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename ~/.VBox_sdc.vmdk -rawdisk /dev/sdc In order to start virtual box using block devices, ( Or to boot from it) run as ROOT sudo VirtualBox Then add & select the vmdk file as a device. At last Start the virtual box. - This cmd needs to run once for a device. - See command 8936 to run with out using ROOT power and easy handling of Virtual m/c


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    VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename [path/to/file/name.vmdk] -rawdisk /dev/[block_device]
    totti · 2011-08-19 14:26:22 0
  • Videos are found using their MIME type. Thus no need to for an extension for the video file. This is a efficent version of "jnash" cmd (4086). Thanks for jnash. This cmd will only show video files while his cmd show files having "video" anywhere in path. Show Sample Output


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    allVideos() { find ./ -type f -print0 | xargs -0 file -iNf - | grep ": video/" | cut -d: -f1; }
    totti · 2011-08-19 11:58:59 0
  • Find the usage of a switch with out searching through the entire man page. Usage: manswitch [cmd] [switch] Eg: manswitch grep silent ____________________________ In simple words man <cmd> | grep "\-<switch>" Eg: man grep | grep "\-o" This is not a standard method but works. Show Sample Output


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    manswitch() { man $1 | grep -A5 "^ *\-$2"; }
    totti · 2011-08-19 08:36:54 2
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    ps aux | sort -nk 6
    totti · 2011-08-16 11:04:45 0

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    curl -I -H "Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate" http://example.org
    totti · 2011-08-16 10:32:01 0

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    watch -n 2 -d '/sbin/ifconfig eth0'
    totti · 2011-08-16 10:29:34 0
  • Usage: VBoxBlockBoot [Virtual_Machine] [Block_device] Eg: VBoxBlockBoot WinXP /dev/sdc In another words vm=usb; usb=sdc;sudo umount /dev/$usb* ; sudo chmod 777 /dev/$usb ; VBoxManage storageattach $vm --medium ~/raw-HD-4-VB/$usb.vmdk --type hdd --storagectl "IDE Controller" --device 0 --port 0 ; VBoxManage startvm $vm Where vm --> Name of the virtual machine to start usb --> Block device to use. (/dev/sdc) This can used after setup up a boot loader on to my USB pen drive or HDD (After creating Live USB). Here root privilege is needed but not granted to Virtual Box. Thus we can access all our VM.( If we run VBox as root we can't access our VMs). Root privilege is used to - Unmount the storage device - Chmod to full access (777) Requirements:- 1. Device information file (rawvmdk file) created by the following command. Need to run only once. Not bad to run many. VBoxCreateRawDisk() { VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename ~/.rawHD4VB_`basename "$1"`.vmdk -rawdisk "$1"; } 2. Root privilege to umount & chmod 3. Real storage medium (ie /dev/*) (Non-virtual such as USB HD, pen drive, a partition) 4. A virtual m/c already available (here "usb") vm=usb; usb=sdc;sudo umount /dev/$usb* ; sudo chmod 777 /dev/$usb ; VBoxManage storageattach $vm --medium ~/raw-HD-4-VB/$usb.vmdk --type hdd --storagectl "IDE Controller" --device 0 --port 0 ; VBoxManage startvm $vm VBoxBlockBoot() { sudo umount "$2"*; sudo chmod 777 "$2"; VBoxManage storageattach "$1" --medium ~/.rawHD4VB_`basename "$2"`.vmdk --type hdd --storagectl "IDE Controller" --device 0 --port 0 ; VBoxManage startvm "$1"; } Show Sample Output


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    VBoxBlockBoot() { sudo umount "$2"*; sudo chmod 777 "$2"; VBoxManage storageattach "$1" --medium ~/.rawHD4VB_`basename "$2"`.vmdk --type hdd --storagectl "IDE Controller" --device 0 --port 0 ; VBoxManage startvm "$1";}
    totti · 2011-07-29 13:04:19 0
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