Commands tagged commandfu (3)

  • 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 2
  • 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 0
  • After you install slocate ,the first thing you have to do with it to initialise the database by issuing a command " slocate -u" . And then onwards just give the filename or dirname as a argument to the slocate command will reveal the files/dirs location in the system along with path.Moreover over it's an securely way of looking into the file system. Show Sample Output


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    slocate filename/dirname
    unixbhaskar · 2009-08-29 03:28:08 0

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Get AWS temporary credentials ready to export based on a MFA virtual appliance
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list services running (as root)
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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

Send keypresses to an X application
This is a (last resort) way to automate applications that provide no other ways for automation, it would send 'Hello world' to the currently active window. See the manpage (and the -text and -window entries) for how to send special characters and target specific windows. An example: Using xwininfo, I get the id of my XPlanet background window: alanceil@kvirasim:19:51:0:~> xwininfo xwininfo: Please select the window about which you would like information by clicking the mouse in that window. xwininfo: Window id: 0x3600001 "Xplanet 1.2.0" Absolute upper-left X: 0 (..etc..) Now I use xvkbd to tell it to close itself: xvkbd -xsendevent -window 0x3600001 -text "Q" Obviously, the best way is to put these commands in a shellscript - just make sure to include a short sleep (sleep .1 should suffice) after each xvkbd call, or some programs will become confused.

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Keep track of diff progress
When running a long `diff -r` over folders, this simulates a "verbose" mode where you can see where diff is in the tree. Replace $file with the first part of the path being compared.

remove empty lines in place with backup
Modify file in place to remove empty lines and create a backup of the original with the extension .bak

grep certain file types recursively
doesn't do case-insensitive filenames like iname but otherwise likely to be faster

Make a DVD ISO Image from a VIDEO_TS folder on MacOSX
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