Tag: cli

Database Data to Download Variables

Gets data from a MySql database, splits the data into separate columns, then uses one column in a URL to download something – and uses other column to name the file thats downloaded

Search Wikipedia from Command Line

Get the intro paragraph of any wikipedia article using this trick… dig +short txt “<keyword>”.wp.dg.cx

top in Batch Mode

Run top in batch mode top -b -d 10 -n 3

Post a new Task to Nexty

This is the command used to post a new task to the nexty GTD tool. curl –basic –user “binnyva:password” –cookie-jar…

Post To Identi.ca using Curl

Post a status update to identi.ca using just curl curl –basic –user binnyva:PASSWORD –data-ascii “status=The new status goes here” http://identi.ca/api/statuses/update.xml

Create a Directory Tree in One Command

You can create a directory tree using just one command in Linux mkdir -p /tmp/dir1/dir2

Using Range in Commands

Show files and directory containing numbers ls *[0-9]*

Commands for Idle Time

I run this command when I go for lunch or something – these commands take a while to run. sudo…

lsmod – Show Loaded Kernel Modules

This command shows the kernel modules that are currently loaded. # lsmod Module Size Used by vboxdrv 55088 0 autofs4…

Show Disk Usage – du

du shows the ‘disk usage’ – the space taken up by the files and folders in the current directory. du…