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New file name generator script/function, to avoid overwrites w/o user input

Posted 03-27-2016 at 07:11 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)

Usage examples:

cp/mv/ln/etc file11.txt $(newname "/some/path/file11.txt")

cp/mv/ln/etc file11.txt $(newname "/some/path/whatever.txt")


If there's a file11.txt or whatever.txt already there, it will rename automatically to file11(1).txt or whatever(1).txt, and (N+1) from then on.

The whole path/name must be between quotes because of spaces and such things.

May be dangerous and somehow make you lose files...
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Make a bash script recognize bash aliases

Posted 05-12-2015 at 04:16 PM by the dsc (linux-related notes)
Updated 05-12-2015 at 04:22 PM by the dsc (mismatched tags)

Say, if you have a script that would take as a parameter something that you have aliased, it wouldn't work.

I mean:

$ ./script.sh myalias whatever else
/home/dude/scripts/script.sh: line 3: myalias: command not found



In order to make it work, the said script must include:

Code:
shopt -s expand_aliases
source ~/.bash_aliases
(Or wherever your aliases are set, which would preferably be...
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Example script to run and manage a service (tcpdump) with managed logging.

Posted 10-11-2012 at 07:59 PM by konsolebox
Updated 06-13-2015 at 12:27 AM by konsolebox

I made this script as a reply to a question on a thread before. The accidentally simplified complexity of it amazes me so I thought that it would be nice to post this on a blog as well. Original thread: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...cpdump-800385/

The script runs and manages a service (tcpdump). It could also automatically delete files older than C days, and reduce the size of a logfile if it's already larger than N bytes....
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libfind - Searches library files with keywords and paths from default values and /etc/ld.so.conf.

Posted 09-17-2012 at 01:03 AM by konsolebox
Updated 06-11-2015 at 02:30 PM by konsolebox
Tags bash, script

I made this utility along with binfind. It also has had lots of improvements since then.

This script can be used to search files contained in library files (*.so, *.la, *.a, etc.) based from keywords provided. Along with a custom list of default paths, it will search for libraries inside directories that are specified in /etc/ld.so.conf. It would also examine files that are specified by the "include" directive in it.

After preparations it would search for...
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binfind - Search for executable files based from PATH variable.

Posted 09-04-2012 at 09:51 PM by konsolebox
Updated 06-11-2015 at 02:21 PM by konsolebox
Tags bash, script

I've been using this utility quite long enough already. I use this to search for executable files based from the path values saved in the PATH variable.

Code:
#!/bin/bash

shopt -s extglob

function main {
	# check bash version

	[[ BASH_VERSINFO -ge 3 ]] || {
		echo "This script requires bash version 3.0 or newer."
		return 1
	}

	# check arguments

	[[ $# -eq 0 || "$1"
...
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