Commands tagged login (14)

  • This command will tell lynx to read keystrokes from the specified file - which can be used in a cronjob to auto-login on websites that give you points for logging in once a day *cough cough* (which is why I used -accept_all_cookies). For creating your keystroke file, use: lynx -cmd_log yourfile


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    lynx -accept_all_cookies -cmd_script=/your/keystroke-file
    Alanceil · 2009-03-17 00:38:36 14
  • I'm annoyed by the boilerplate "don't login unless you are supposed messages in our environment" - this shuts them up.


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    touch ~/.hushlogin
    elofland · 2012-12-05 18:03:41 6
  • This will parse a random command json entry from http://commandlinefu.com A must have in your .bash_profile to learn new shell goodies at login!!!


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    echo -e "`curl -sL http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/random/json|sed -re 's/.*,"command":"(.*)","summary":"([^"]+).*/\\x1b[1;32m\2\\n\\n\\x1b[1;33m\1\\x1b[0m/g'`\n"
    xenomuta · 2012-08-17 11:47:20 16
  • You need to install "sshpass" for this to work. apt-get install sshpass


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    sshpass -p "YOUR_PASSWORD" ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no YOUR_USERNAME@SOME_SITE.COM
    o0110o · 2013-05-24 14:33:38 12
  • One of my favorite ways to impress newbies (and old hats) to the power of the shell, is to give them an incredibly colorful and amazing version of the top command that runs once upon login, just like running fortune on login. It's pretty sweet believe me, just add this one-liner to your ~/.bash_profile -- and of course you can set the height to be anything, from 1 line to 1000! G=$(stty -g);stty rows $((${LINES:-50}/2));top -n1; stty $G;unset G Doesn't take more than the below toprc file I've added below, and you get all 4 top windows showing output at the same time.. each with a different color scheme, and each showing different info. Each window would normally take up 1/4th of your screen when run like that - TOP is designed as a full screen program. But here's where you might learn something new today on this great site.. By using the stty command to change the terminals internal understanding of the size of your terminal window, you force top to also think that way as well. # save the correct settings to G var. G=$(stty -g) # change the number of rows to half the actual amount, or 50 otherwise stty rows $((${LINES:-50}/2)) # run top non-interactively for 1 second, the output stays on the screen (half at least) top -n1 # reset the terminal back to the correct values, and clean up after yourself stty $G;unset G This trick from my [ http://www.askapache.com/linux-unix/bash_profile-functions-advanced-shell.html bash_profile ], though the online version will be updated soon. Just think what else you could run like this! Note 1: I had to edit the toprc file out due to this site can't handle that (uploads/including code). So you can grab it from [ http://www.askapache.com/linux-unix/bash-power-prompt.html my site ] Note 2: I had to come back and edit again because the links weren't being correctly parsed Show Sample Output


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    G=$(stty -g);stty rows $((${LINES:-50}/2));top -n1; stty $G;unset G
    AskApache · 2010-04-22 18:52:49 14
  • Also with optional message: echo "no login for you" > /etc/nologin (This doesn't affect your current X session - you're already logged in!)


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    touch /etc/nologin
    udim · 2009-04-29 19:43:14 5
  • Optionally, pipe the output into http://sed.sourceforge.net/grabbag/scripts/html2iso.sed Or: wget -qO - http://www.asciiartfarts.com/random.cgi | sed -n '//,//p' | sed -n '/ Show Sample Output


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    wget -qO - http://www.asciiartfarts.com/random.cgi | sed -n '/<pre>/,/<\/pre>/p' | sed -n '/<table*/,/<\/table>/p' | sed '1d' | sed '$d' | recode html..ascii
    krunktron · 2013-08-17 19:42:47 9
  • The lastb command presents you with the history of failed login attempts (stored in /var/log/btmp). The reference file is read/write by root only by default. This can be quite an exhaustive list with lots of bots hammering away at your machine. Sometimes it is more important to see the scale of things, or in this case the volume of failed logins tied to each source IP. The awk statement determines if the 3rd element is an IP address, and if so increments the running count of failed login attempts associated with it. When done it prints the IP and count. The sort statement sorts numerically (-n) by column 3 (-k 3), so you can see the most aggressive sources of login attempts. Note that the ':' character is the 2nd column, and that the -n and -k can be combined to -nk. Please be aware that the btmp file will contain every instance of a failed login unless explicitly rolled over. It should be safe to delete/archive this file after you've processed it. Show Sample Output


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    sudo lastb | awk '{if ($3 ~ /([[:digit:]]{1,3}\.){3}[[:digit:]]{1,3}/)a[$3] = a[$3]+1} END {for (i in a){print i " : " a[i]}}' | sort -nk 3
    sgowie · 2012-09-11 14:51:10 5

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    ac -p | sort -nk 2 | awk '/total/{print x};{x=$1}'
    pmbuko · 2011-12-14 15:47:02 4
  • The above is OK if you not worried about security, as per sshpass man pages: " The -p option should be considered the least secure of all of sshpass's options. All system users can see the password in the command line with a simple "ps" command." So, instead what I do is use the -e option: " -e The password is taken from the environment variable "SSHPASS"." Show Sample Output


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    SSHPASS='your_password' sshpass -e ssh me@myhost.com
    djkadu · 2013-06-03 12:26:40 6
  • display IP's that unsuccessfully attempted to login 5 or more times today may want to filter any trusted IP's and the localhost useful for obtaining a list IP addresses to block on the firewall Show Sample Output


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    lastb -i | grep "$(date '+%a %b %d')" | awk '{ print $3 }' | sort | uniq -c | awk '{ if ($1 >= 5) print $2; }'
    forestb · 2015-11-20 07:19:20 10
  • Explination: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2257441/random-string-generation-with-upper-case-letters-and-digits/23728630#23728630 Why 16 Characters: https://www.wired.com/story/7-steps-to-password-perfection/ Show Sample Output


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    python -c "import string; import random;print(''.join(random.SystemRandom().choice(string.ascii_uppercase + string.digits + string.ascii_lowercase) for _ in range(16)))"
    rootduck · 2019-06-14 17:35:12 39
  • Change :alnum: to :graph: for all printable characters Show Sample Output


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    cat /dev/urandom |tr -c -d '[:alnum:]'|head -c 16;echo
    AndrewM · 2019-06-17 17:51:04 36
  • This command will reveal login has been made to the system as well as when the reboot occurs. It uses a file called /var/log/wtmp,which captures all the information about the successful login and reboot information. It has many switch ,by which you can get an idea when people login how long they stay. Show Sample Output


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    last
    unixbhaskar · 2009-08-29 12:08:30 4

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