Commands using ssh (342)

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mail with attachment
An easy one but nice to keep in mind.

Show UDID of iPhone
Display the serial of the iPhone (aka UDID).

Create a mirror of a local folder, on a remote server
Create a exact mirror of the local folder "/root/files", on remote server 'remote_server' using SSH command (listening on port 22) (all files & folders on destination server/folder will be deleted)

find the process that is using a certain port e.g. port 3000

Prepend a text to a file.
Prepend text to a file. It doen't need temporary files, ed or sed.

Measures download speed on eth0

Start screen in detached mode
Start screen in detached mode, i.e., already running on background. The command is optional, but what is the purpose on start a blank screen process that way? It's useful when invoking from a script (I manage to run many wget downloads in parallel, for example).

Terminal redirection
can display the commands and their output to another user who is connected to another terminal, by example pts/3

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"

pdfcount: get number of pages in a PDF file


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