Commands tagged pax (1)

  • tar(1) and cpio(1) are not fully platform agnostic, although their file formats are specified in POSIX.1-2001. As such, GNU tar(1) might not be able to extract a BSD tar(1) archive, and ivce versa. pax(1) is defined in POSIX.1-2001. To extract an archive: pax -rf archive.tar

    pax -wf archive.tar /path
    atoponce · 2020-03-06 13:56:46 10

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Gets the english pronunciation of a phrase
Sends a string to google tranlator, which converts it to English speech. It's possible to create a nice script to do the job for us, such as #!/bin'bash curl -A "Mozilla" "$1" > /tmp/speak.mp3 mplayer /tmp/speak.mp3

Replace space in filename
This commands removes space from all the files with specific extension. I've specifed *.jpg as an example.

Add Password Protection to a file your editing in vim.
While I love gpg and truecrypt there's some times when you just want to edit a file and not worry about keys or having to deal needing extra software on hand. Thus, you can use vim's encrypted file format. For more info on vim's encrypted files visit:

Generate a random left-hand password
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List packages manually installed with process currently running
Sometimes we install programs, we forget about them, and they stay there wasting RAM. This one-liner try to find them.

whowatch: Linux and UNIX interactive, process and users monitoring tool
whowatch is a interactive, ncurses-based, process and users monitoring tool, which updates information in real time. This is a perfect tool for local and remote servers. It displays information about the users currently logged on to the machine, in real-time. Besides standard information (login name, tty, host, user's process), the type of the connection (ie. telnet or ssh) is shown. Display of users command line can be switch to tty idle time. Certain user can be selected and his processes tree may be viewed as well as tree of all system processes. Tree may be displayed with additional column that shows owner of each process. In the process tree mode SIGINT and SIGKILL signals can be sent to the selected process. Killing processes is just as simple and fun as deleting lines on the screen.

Convert Youtube videos to MP3
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Calculate days on which Friday the 13th occurs (inspired from the work of the user justsomeguy)
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list files recursively by size

list all hd partitions
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