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Jul 16, 2017 | www.ostechnix.comToday, I have stumbled upon a collection of useful BASH scripts for heavy commandline users. These scripts, known as Bash-Snippets , might be quite helpful for those who live in Terminal all day. Want to check the weather of a place where you live? This script will do that for you. Wondering what is the Stock prices? You can run the script that displays the current details of a stock. Feel bored? You can watch some youtube videos. All from commandline. You don't need to install any heavy memory consumable GUI applications.
Bash-Snippets provides the following 12 useful tools:
Bash-Snippets – A Collection Of Useful BASH Scripts For Heavy Commandline Users Installation
- currency – Currency converter.
- stocks – Provides certain Stock details.
- weather – Displays weather details of your place.
- crypt – Encrypt and decrypt files.
- movies – Search and display a movie details.
- taste – Recommendation engine that provides three similar items like the supplied item (The items can be books, music, artists, movies, and games etc).
- short – URL Shortner
- geo – Provides the details of wan, lan, router, dns, mac, and ip.
- cheat – Provides cheat-sheets for various Linux commands .
- ytview – Watch YouTube from Terminal.
- cloudup – A tool to backup your GitHub repositories to bitbucket.
- qrify – Turns the given string into a qr code.
You can install these scripts on any OS that supports BASH.
First, clone the GIT repository using command:git clone https://github.com/alexanderepstein/Bash-Snippets
Sample output would be:Cloning into 'Bash-Snippets'... remote: Counting objects: 1103, done. remote: Compressing objects: 100% (45/45), done. remote: Total 1103 (delta 40), reused 55 (delta 23), pack-reused 1029 Receiving objects: 100% (1103/1103), 1.92 MiB | 564.00 KiB/s, done. Resolving deltas: 100% (722/722), done.
Go to the cloned directory:cd Bash-Snippets/
Git checkout to the latest stable release:git checkout v1.11.0
Finally, install the Bash-Snippets using command:sudo ./install.sh
This will ask you which scripts to install. Just type Y and press ENTER key to install the respective script. If you don't want to install a particular script, type N and hit ENTER.
I have used rmlines (http://comp.eonworks.com/scripts/rmlines); but found it to be faulty. Though it worked on my test case, a larger file contained a number of lines that were processed erroneously. I have send a mail to the developer, who wrote back he had no time to look into the (confirmed) problem. On request, I can offer all details, test case, etc. My personal suggestion would be, to remove the link.
Here I used it for administrating a large production server, and it missed out on about 2-3% of the occurrences; to my dismay (and the frustration of my users).
Thanks again, Uwe
- UNIX Power Tools contain huge script directory.and script archive (684 kB),
- Examples from the book Learning the BASH shell Newham, Cameron; Rosenblatt, Bill (bash.tar.Z, 2 KB)
- Examples from the book Learning the Korn Shell Rosenblatt, Bill: (ksh.tar.Z, 11 KB)
- O'Reilly Nutshell KSH debugger (written in KSH).
- Examples from Bruce Blinn's book Portable Shell Programming: An Extensive Collection of Bourne Shell Examples
- [December 1, 1998] Mortice Kern Systems (MKS) Inc. - MKS Toolkit Examples -- a lot of useful scripts
- System Administration -- SCO collection of scripts. A lot of interesting scripts
- Individual sites and pages
- The armory.com Anonymous FTP Archives shell scripts collection has more than 100 scripts. Great site. Among features scripts:
- SourceForge Snippet Library
- Steve Kinzler's Home Directory -- a lot of useful scripts
- [FTP] Scripts by Carlos J. G. Duarte
- Lucc's Shell Scripts
- Here are scripts for the Bourne Again Shell (bash). They are mostly for tutorial purposes, as some do not really do anything useful, other than display information, or do simple calculations. Some are more complicated and are useful in the concept of what they were made to do. They are all free to use if you may desire so. (Luke Th. Bullock 1997)
- Cameron Simpson's email@example.com Home Page -- both scripts and Perl modules.
- Steve Kinzler - Home Directory
These are some scripts, configuration files and man pages from my Unix/X Window System home environment. They were developed and collected to allow me to maintain an enhanced, consistent home environment across many varieties of Unix and many separate home directories. As such, they generally favor portability over efficiency and restrict themselves to ubiquitous Unix tools when possible, but take advantage of better tools when available. As a systems administrator in a heterogenous environment, I've found them to be useful.
Feel free to browse and borrow from these files as you wish. I'm afraid there's often little or no documentation or comments, so you may be on your own to figure out what some of them are good for. Most of my scripts (ie, except those in the "Other Authors" section) will only print a usage message if run with a -h flag. Most of the scripts will port "as is" to most versions of Unix and have any configuration options specified at the top of the script file.
- kshWeb - Scripts, Tools and Utilities
- Shells and Shell Programming
- Examples of Bourne shell scripts
- Shell Games
- Tower Floor -- Shell Scripts
- Mortice Kern Systems (MKS) Inc. - MKS Toolkit Examples -- expensive commesial package contains some useful scripts
- Typhoon Toolkit (software-sysadmin tools) -- most scripts from the provided list can be reimplemented by any competent Unix sysadmin. The is also a Shareware version that provides some insight about the general level of the author and the quality of scripts.
Linux shell scripts, Bash scripting, shell programming
bkernel v1.2 builds linux kernels 2.2.xx and 2.4.xx lowspace v1.5 notify when space on a device is less then n Megabytes lowswap v1.3 notify when free swap memory is less then n Megabytes monproc v1.1 monitor processies; print when specified processies are/not running progsv v1.2 list version numbers of important programs installed
unpack2dir v1.2 unpack zip, tar, tgz, tar.gz, tar.bz2, tar.z to a dir of the same name as archive prefix zipfile v1.1 zip a single file
xbreak v1.0 display an X window message when it's time to take a break xmesg v1.0 display an X window message on a regular basis
cpfound v1.1 recursively find files and copy to a specified dir cpverify v1.3 verify that copied/burned files have been written error free crfilen v1.0 create a file n bytes large filesize v1.2 print sum of the actual size of files fnchars v1.0 print name of file if it has more then n chars in its name neatname v1.3 neatly rename files samesize v1.0 list files of same size in current dir sfiles v1.1 recursively search files for strings; list found files in sorted order subspace v1.4 substitute space in a file and dir name with an _
2bmp v1.1 convert image file to bmp format 2jpg v1.4 convert image file to jpg format 2png v1.3 convert image file to png format pngoptim v1.0 reduce the size of a PNG file if possible resizeimg v1.2 resize bitmap image
loggedin v1.1 notify when a particular user has logged in loggedout v1.1 notify when a particular user has logged out obfsh v1.2 shell script obfuscator rotcmd v1.0 rotate commands listed in a file if file execution has been interrupted sman v1.0 search man page for a string, highlight found strings srfc v1.1 search local rfc file for a string, highlight found strings
bytetraf v1.0 continually display byte traffic on a network interface killppp v1.0 kill ppp pid after n seconds|minutes|hours|days of no traffic
rootkitwr v1.0 chkrootkit wrapper; designed to run at regular intervals
timelykill v1.0 kill process pid after n seconds|minutes|hours|days whichbin v1.0 show links and path to executable
insertext v1.1 insert text file into another file at line n longl v1.0 print name of the file that contains lines longer then n chars pdf2txt v1.0 convert pdf file to ascii text; write the converted file to disk ps2txt v1.0 convert ps file to ascii text; write the converted file to disk rmblanks v1.2 remove empty or blank lines from an ascii file; replace the original file rmdups v1.0 remove duplicate lines from file or stdin rmleads v1.1 remove empty leading spaces from an ascii file; replace input file rmlines v1.0 remove lines that contain words stored in a list
[Apr 05, 2010] Note from Softpanorama: a user reported errors in this script. To remove several substrings ((sequences of alphanumeric characters not delimited by blanks or delimiters) one can use egrep -v, for example:
egrep -v "word1|word2|word3" file > new_file
For words in the meaning of sequences of alphanumeric characters delimited by spaces or delimiters Perl script will be provided later
word2txt v1.0 display ms word doc file in ascii format wraptext v1.0 wrap text file at 80th column; replace file with the wrapped version
emailadext v1.0 extract email addresses from file or stdin html2txt v1.1 convert html file to ascii text; write the converted file to disk htmloptim v1.2 optimize html file by reducing its size okurl v1.0 validate a list of urls for their existence urlext v1.2 extract url addresses from file or stdin
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