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Replace spaces in filenames with underscorees

Find files that were modified by a given command
Traces the system calls of a program. See http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2006/05/strace-very-powerful-troubleshooting.html for more information.

Video Google download
Download google video with wget. Or, if you wish, pass video URL to ie mplayer to view as stream. 1. VURL: replace with url. I.e. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=12312312312312313# 2. OUPUT_FILE : optionally change to a more suited name. This is the downloaded file. I.e. foo.flv # Improvements greatly appreciated. (close to my first linux command after ls -A :) ) Breakedown pipe by pipe: 1. wget: html from google, pass to stdout 2. grep: get the video url until thumbnailUrl (not needed) 3. grep: Strip off everything before http:// 4. sed: urldecode 5. echo: hex escapes 6. sed: stipr of tailing before thumbnailUrl 7. wget: download. Here one could use i.e. mplayer or other...

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.

do a full file listing of every file found with locate

diff directories, quick cut and paste to view the changes
We use this to quickly highlight differences and provide a quick way to cut and paste the command to view the files using the marvellous vimdiff

pretend to be busy in office to enjoy a cup of coffee
Create a progress dialog with custom title and text using zenity.

for too many arguments by *
$ grep ERROR *.log -bash: /bin/grep: Argument list too long $ echo *.log | xargs grep ERROR /dev/null 20090119.00011.log:DANGEROUS ERROR

Given $PID, print all child processes on stdout
Simpler.

Get AWS temporary credentials ready to export based on a MFA virtual appliance
You might want to secure your AWS operations requiring to use a MFA token. But then to use API or tools, you need to pass credentials generated with a MFA token. This commands asks you for the MFA code and retrieves these credentials using AWS Cli. To print the exports, you can use: `awk '{ print "export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=\"" $1 "\"\n" "export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=\"" $2 "\"\n" "export AWS_SESSION_TOKEN=\"" $3 "\"" }'` You must adapt the command line to include: * $MFA_IDis ARN of the virtual MFA or serial number of the physical one * TTL for the credentials


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