Commands by wbx (8)

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Remove all the files except abc in the directory
This is for zsh with extended globbing.

ping as traceroute
This command uses ping to get the routers' IP addresses to the destination host as traceroute does. If you know what I mean..

list files recursively by size

Twitpic upload and Tweet

Get IP from host
I just wanted a simple DNS request. Because host and nslookup commands are not on all systems, we use getent instead. Thanks aulem for that tip.

How to stop MAC Address via IPTables
edit the /etc/sysconfig/iptables file and try to work whit this: -A INPUT -i (interface) -m mac (mac address) -j ACCEPT/DROP

True Random Dice Roll

Annoying PROMPT_COMMAND animation
unset PROMPT_COMMAND to disable.

Find Out My Linux Distribution Name and Version

Batch file name renaming (copying or moving) w/ glob matching.


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