Commands tagged job control (14)

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Rename files in batch

resolve short urls
since the most url shorteners respond with a header containing the Location: ... this works with most common shorteners

Run a command as root, with a delay
$ sleep 1h ; sudo command or $ sudo sleep 1h ; sudo command won't work, because by the time the delay is up, sudo will want your password again.

draw line separator
Even shorter: $ seq -s '*' 120|tr -d '[0-9]'

Octal ls
Do ls with permissions written in octal form.

convert mp3 into mb4 (audiobook format)
to convert a whole directory, put all mp3 files in a for loop $ for i in $(ls *mp3); do mpg123 -s $i | faac -b 80 -P -X -w -o ${i%mp3}m4b -; done

Delete all aliases for a network interface on a (Free)BSD system
The example command deletes all aliases for network interface 'em0' assuming that the aliases have netmask of 255.255.255.255 and the master IP has some other netmask (such as 255.255.255.0). See here -> http://my.galagzee.com/2009/07/22/deleting-all-network-interface-aliases/ for more on the rationale of this command.

Save a file you edited in vim without the needed permissions (no echo)
Write a file you edited in Vim but that you do not have the permissions to write to (unless you use sudo.) Same as #1204 but without the echo to stdout that I find annoying.

Shows what processes need to be restarted after system upgrade
This command can be installed in debian by the package debian-goodies. It also outputs the /etc/init.d/ commands that you need to do.

Terminal Keyboard Shortcut list
This command will give you a list of available keyboard shortcuts according to stty.


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