Commands tagged ffmpeg2theora (3)

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grep -v with multiple patterns.
If you wanted to do all in one command, you could go w/ sed instead

Big Countdown Clock with hours, minutes and seconds
Figlet is easy to find for download on the internet, and works for any text. Quite cool.

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..

Check if x86 Solaris based system is 32bit or 64bit
This is likely only valid on Solaris based systems. Unfortunately a lot of the more universal techniques for determining if a system is 32bit or 64bit on x86 solaris fail to give much more information than "i86pc"

Kill a process by its partial name (BSD/Mac)
This kills Activity Monitor

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Geolocate a given IP address
Defines a function to geolocate a given IP address; if none supplied, will default to your external IP address.

Set random background image in gnome
Changes your desktop background image in gnome. Update the directory to wherever you keep your wallpapers. I like to create a sub-directory in my Wallpaper folder called "cycle" that I use to define the wallpapers I wish to loop in cron. ex: $ gconftool-2 -t str -s /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename "$(find ~/Wallpapers/cycle -type f | shuf -n1)"

pretend to be busy in office to enjoy a cup of coffee

One liner to kill a process when knowing only the port where the process is running
-k (kill option ) . To kill all processes accessing this port


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