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Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Pipe STDOUT to vim
The hyphen tells vim to open from STDOUT - saves having to create temporary files.

List only executables installed by a debian package
I wanted to view only executables installed by a package. This seemed to work. There's got to be easier way, please share. Note: (1) Replace iptables with the package name of your interest (2) The command will trash any existing environment variable named 'lst' (3) Instead if you are interested in viewing just .ko or .so files installed by this package, then that would be easy: $ dpkg -L iptables | grep "\.[sk]o$"

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.

Get absolut path to your bash-script
Another way of doing it that's a bit clearer. I'm a fan of readable code.

Generate a (compressed) pdf from images
use imagemagik convert

bash screensaver off

Not a kismet replacement...
If you're like some individuals who rely on ndiswrapper and cannot use kismet, this command may be of service. watch -n .5 "iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep 'ESSID|Encryption'" Or... watch -n .5 "iwlist wlan0 scan | egrep 'ESSID|Encryption' | egrep 'linksys'" :-) Hopefully you'll find some dd-wrt compatible routers.

Quick key/value display within /proc or /sys
Within /proc and /sys there are a lot of subdirectories, which carry pseudofiles with only one value as content. Instead of cat-ing all single files (which takes quite a time) or do a "cat *" (which makes it hard to find the filename/content relation), just grep recursively for . or use "grep . /blabla/*" (star instead of -r flag). For better readability you might also want to pipe the output to "column -t -s : ".

Get shellcode of the binary using objdump
Anyone can make the command smaller & easier? :)


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