Commands using as (6)

  • Tested on Fedora 12. This function will take a man page and convert it to pdf, saving the output to the current working directory. In Gnome, you can then view the output with "gnome-open file.pdf", or your favorite pdf viewer.


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    function man2pdf(){ man -t ${1:?Specify man as arg} | ps2pdf -dCompatibility=1.3 - - > ${1}.pdf; }
    SuperFly · 2009-11-27 12:49:49 4
  • Simply pass an argument to the script to convert the manual page to a PDF: man2pdf drutil


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    function man2pdf(){ man -t ${1:?Specify man as arg} | open -f -a preview; }
    piXelz · 2009-02-16 18:29:35 7
  • Just give it an artist and/or song at the end of the command as shown. Show Sample Output


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    python2 -c 'import urllib2 as u, sys as s, json as j, subprocess as p;p.call(["mplayer", u.urlopen(j.loads(u.urlopen("http://ex.fm/api/v3/song/search/%s" % "+".join(s.argv[1:])).read())["songs"][0]["url"]).geturl().split("#")[0]])' lenny kravitz fly away
    nagev · 2013-09-21 02:25:51 0
  • ZenCart uses a MD5 with a salt to secure its passwords. If you need to forcibly change someone's password to a known value within the database, this one-liner can generate the password. Change the value of 'p' to the password you want. Show Sample Output


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    python -c 'p="SeCuR3PwD";import hashlib as h;s=h.md5(p).hexdigest()[:2];pw=h.md5(s+p).hexdigest();print pw+":"+s;'
    Xiol · 2011-10-16 18:49:08 1
  • Creates a consistent datapumpt export on an Oracle database with the current sequence number, while the system is running and changes happens on the database.


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    expdp user/password FLASHBACK_SCN=$(echo -e "select current_scn from v\$database;" | sqlplus / as sysdba 2>/dev/null| grep [0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9][0-9]*)
    peshay · 2009-10-01 08:55:20 0
  • # Usage: ftagmarks TAG BOOKMARKS.JSON ftagmarks Bash ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default/bookmarkbackups/bookmarks-*.json Tag can be partial matching, e.g. input 'Bas' or 'ash' will match 'Bash' tag. # Exact tag matching: ftagmark(){ jq -r --arg t "$1" '.children[] as $i|if $i.root == "tagsFolder" then ([$i.children[] as $j|{title: ($j.title), urls: [$j.children[].uri]}]) else empty end|.[] as $k|if $k.title == $t then $k.urls else empty end|.[]?' "$2"; } Usage: ftagmark TAG BOOKMARKS.JSON # List all tags: ftagmarkl(){ jq -r '.children[] as $i | if $i.root == "tagsFolder" then $i.children[].title else empty end' "$1"; } Usage: ftagmarkl BOOKMARKS.JSON # Requires: `jq` - must have CLI JSON processor http://stedolan.github.io/jq Show Sample Output


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    ftagmarks(){ jq -r --arg t "$1" '.children[] as $i|if $i.root == "tagsFolder" then ([$i.children[] as $j|{title: ($j.title), urls: [$j.children[].uri]}]) else empty end|.[] as $k|if ($k.title|contains($t)) then $k.urls else empty end|.[]?' "$2"; }
    qwertyroot · 2016-12-24 15:12:04 0

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