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Make ogg file from wav file
Make ogg file from wav file

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Watch several log files of different machines in a single multitail window on your own machine
this way you have the multitail with all its options running on your own machine with the tails of the two remote machines inside :)

Get all available packages on Ubuntu (or any distro that uses apt)

Search some text from all files inside a directory

Convert seconds to [DD:][HH:]MM:SS
Converts any number of seconds into days, hours, minutes and seconds. sec2dhms() { declare -i SS="$1" D=$(( SS / 86400 )) H=$(( SS % 86400 / 3600 )) M=$(( SS % 3600 / 60 )) S=$(( SS % 60 )) [ "$D" -gt 0 ] && echo -n "${D}:" [ "$H" -gt 0 ] && printf "%02g:" "$H" printf "%02g:%02g\n" "$M" "$S" }

Print all the lines between 10 and 20 of a file
Similarly, if you want to print from 10 to the end of line you can use: sed -n '10,$p' filename This is especially useful if you are dealing with a large file. Sometimes you just want to extract a sample without opening the entire file. Credit goes to wbx & robert at the comments section of http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/348/get-line1000-from-text.#comment

AES file encryption with openssl
To decrypt: openssl aes-256-cbc -d -in secrets.txt.enc -out secrets.txt.new Reference: http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2007/12/12/simple-file-encryption-with-openssl Optional parameter -a makes output base64 encoded, can be viewed in text editor or pasted in email

Create a backup copy of a MySQL database on the same host
This should probably only be used for testing in a dev environment as it's not terribly efficient, but if you're doing something that might trash a DB and you still want the old data available, this works like a charm.

Create the authorization header required for a Twitter stream feed
This is the FOURTH in a set of five commands. Please see my other commands for the previous three steps. This command builds the authorization header required by Twitter. For this command to work, see my previous 3 commands (step1, step2 and step3) as they are required to build the environment variables used in this command. For more information on the authorization header, go to dev.twitter.com/apps, click on any of your apps (or create a new one) and then click on the "OAuth Tool" tab.


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