Tag: Linux

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

Encrypt/Decrypt files using GPG

Encrypt/Decript files in linux #Encypt… gpg -c <Source File> #Decrypt… gpg <Encrypted File>

Send One Line From a Text File as as SMS Every 10 Mins

This command will send a line from a given text file one every 10 mins as an SMS to a given number.

Send Text Once Every 15 Mins

Command to send a text to any phone once every 15 mins.

Watch for Ubuntu 9.10 Launch

This script will run check for ubuntu launch once every 5 mins and let you know if there is an launch.

Command to Find Current Ubuntu Version

Run this command to find the installed version of Ubuntu… cat /etc/lsb-release

top in Batch Mode

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

Add Line Numbers

Use this command to add line numbers to a text file… sed = filename.txt | sed ‘N;s/\n/\t/’ > filename_number.txt

Install Package List

Install a list of packages from a text file. cat packages.txt | xargs apt-get install