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Old 10-28-2008, 09:22 PM   #541
lumak
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Coolest or best? The best thing I ever did was get rid of windows. The coolest thing I'm going to do is get my roommate's plasmon D dvd disk changer robot working from linux and have it so windows can access it like a normal network drive. I'll get there eventually. (it will be cool because I'll be using open source software all available in linux but not windows which he uses he can can't get it working autonomously through windows
 
Old 11-02-2008, 03:27 PM   #542
lewster
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rsync

I figured out how to use rsync to back up my system in Alabama to my father's in Florida (and vice versa). Both of us have suffered grievous losses of data, so this takes a lot of worry off my mind. Next step: learn to program cron to do backups automatically and periodically.
 
Old 11-04-2008, 06:56 PM   #543
phidor
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Taught others about Linux and seen them, no longer barred by Windows and Gates, free as in 'free'dom with a new and far better environment.

Cool? No, heart warming really.

Phidor.
 
Old 11-11-2008, 12:05 AM   #544
portamenteff
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Cool Coolest thing done yet.

I think the coolest thing I've done is log in to the webserver that hosts my website http://shakingthetree.info with ssh.
I move files around, delete old ones, I even use vi editor to edit the css and html files. Why waste time with ftp clients and downloading and uploading? This is the fastest way to edit a hosted file. For example, my band changed the name of one of our songs. i just went with:
Code:
:1,$s/get_what_you_need.mp3/Want_What_You_Have.mp3/g
This replaced all instances of "get_what_you_need.mp3" with "Want_What_You_Have.mp3." from the beginning of the file to the end. It took about 2 minutes to log in, do this, save and quit the file, then turn off the ssh client.
 
Old 03-10-2009, 08:15 AM   #545
ipiku
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Lol gotta reply to this one as first post

- running crontab job on desktop-enabled server pc
- opens webpages in firefox once a day
- saves entire page as .png

All this running from crontab. Was tricky to get done. Once I had it done
(with loads a help from this forum on bash scripting and the such)
it looked to easy to be true....

here's the first final code version....

Code:
#!/bin/bash

# Supply url (without http!) to grab as 1st argument
# add protocol in front of $1 had to remove line 
# forum thinks its a link :)

# Log some stuff (disk space needs to be filled!)
logger "htv: Starting on $site"

# Define our datastorage
vaultDir="/path/to/imgdir"

# Create directory for the site (if nto already there)
mkdir -p $vaultDir/$1

# Here comes the rocket science.

# On the local display, wake up the screen
env DISPLAY=:0 gnome-screensaver-command -p

# Gimme a minute!
sleep 1

# On the local display, start firefox to grab png for the provided URI.
# With -savedelay 10000 we are waiting 10 secs for the page to load (connection might be slow)
# For this to work, get the plugin at http://pearlcrescent.com/products/pagesaver
env DISPLAY=:0 firefox -saveimage $site -savedelay 10000

# We need to wait until it all completed.
firefoxRunning=`ps aux | grep firefox | grep Sl | wc -l`
while [ $firefoxRunning -gt 0 ]
      do
        logger "htv: Waiting 1 sec on firefox"
        sleep 1
        firefoxRunning=`ps aux | grep firefox | grep sl | wc -l`
        done

# Notify firefox ready
logger "htv: firefox seems to be done"

# Take todays date as mmddyyyy
date=`date +%m%d%Y`

# Use the date to rename and move the png to datastorage
# We donít know filename, as pagewrite (free) saves as <title> from HTML
cd /path/to/firefox/downloadFolder
for i in *.png;
    do
      mv  "./$i"  "/$vaultDir/$1/$date.png";
    done

# Finally put the screen back to sleep
env DISPLAY=:0 gnome-screensaver-command -a
comments? suggestions? flames?
 
Old 03-17-2009, 12:04 AM   #546
jamescow
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This is probably pathetic but installing Gentoo from the minimal CD was very cool for me. Oh and I had to recompile kernel to get my sound working and also hack the Xorg.conf file to get graphics acceleration.

Last edited by jamescow; 03-17-2009 at 12:10 AM.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 07:11 PM   #547
custangro
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ipiku View Post
Lol gotta reply to this one as first post

- running crontab job on desktop-enabled server pc
- opens webpages in firefox once a day
- saves entire page as .png

All this running from crontab. Was tricky to get done. Once I had it done
(with loads a help from this forum on bash scripting and the such)
it looked to easy to be true....

here's the first final code version....

Code:
#!/bin/bash

# Supply url (without http!) to grab as 1st argument
# add protocol in front of $1 had to remove line 
# forum thinks its a link :)

# Log some stuff (disk space needs to be filled!)
logger "htv: Starting on $site"

# Define our datastorage
vaultDir="/path/to/imgdir"

# Create directory for the site (if nto already there)
mkdir -p $vaultDir/$1

# Here comes the rocket science.

# On the local display, wake up the screen
env DISPLAY=:0 gnome-screensaver-command -p

# Gimme a minute!
sleep 1

# On the local display, start firefox to grab png for the provided URI.
# With -savedelay 10000 we are waiting 10 secs for the page to load (connection might be slow)
# For this to work, get the plugin at http://pearlcrescent.com/products/pagesaver
env DISPLAY=:0 firefox -saveimage $site -savedelay 10000

# We need to wait until it all completed.
firefoxRunning=`ps aux | grep firefox | grep Sl | wc -l`
while [ $firefoxRunning -gt 0 ]
      do
        logger "htv: Waiting 1 sec on firefox"
        sleep 1
        firefoxRunning=`ps aux | grep firefox | grep sl | wc -l`
        done

# Notify firefox ready
logger "htv: firefox seems to be done"

# Take todays date as mmddyyyy
date=`date +%m%d%Y`

# Use the date to rename and move the png to datastorage
# We don’t know filename, as pagewrite (free) saves as <title> from HTML
cd /path/to/firefox/downloadFolder
for i in *.png;
    do
      mv  "./$i"  "/$vaultDir/$1/$date.png";
    done

# Finally put the screen back to sleep
env DISPLAY=:0 gnome-screensaver-command -a
comments? suggestions? flames?
Maybe egrep?

Code:
firefoxRunning=$(ps aux | egrep -c 'firefox|sl')
 
Old 03-26-2009, 07:24 AM   #548
archtoad6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ipiku View Post
Code:
#!/bin/bash

# Gimme a minute!
sleep 1
comments? suggestions? flames?
I think you're only asking for a second:
Quote:
Pause for NUMBER seconds. SUFFIX may be `s' for seconds (the default), `m' for minutes, `h' for hours or `d' for days. Unlike most implementations that require NUMBER be an integer, here NUMBER may be an arbitrary floating point number.
If the man page is correct , you need:
Code:
#!/bin/bash

# Gimme a minute!
sleep 1 m
 
Old 03-26-2009, 07:54 AM   #549
reptiler
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Coolest thing I've done with Linux is making my own LFS-based distro. Coolest thing about that was getting SELinux integrated.
 
Old 03-27-2009, 07:52 AM   #550
sachin.hbti
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Smile Coolest thing on Linux

To hack root account's password..was the coolest thing i have done on the linux
 
Old 03-27-2009, 08:09 AM   #551
linus72
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Coolest thing I ever did is what I'm doing now-
Downloading different distro's, extracting the .iso's to see what's inside and smashing them all together into a DVD using make_iso.sh
This morning's Brew includes-
BackTrack3-Final
CentOS-5.2-LiveCD
Debian-Lenny-LXDE-LiveCD
Fedora-10-SugarSpin
grml-full-2008-11
Knoppix-V6.0.1
NetbootCD-2.2 + Slax-6.0.9
SimpleSlax-20070930
Phantomix-4.0.2
If I can successfully put'em together I'm gonna upload the "how-to" to a filesharing site so newbie's can put together this MultiDistro Linux Disco.

Last edited by linus72; 03-27-2009 at 08:37 AM.
 
Old 03-27-2009, 01:58 PM   #552
ipiku
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Quote:
Originally Posted by archtoad6 View Post
I think you're only asking for a second:

If the man page is correct , you need:
Code:
#!/bin/bash

# Gimme a minute!
sleep 1 m
LolYeah. Straight from Tao of Programming : If the code and the comment don't agree they are both wrong

In this case 1 sec was enough, the comment was not to be taken literaly

THanks for the help though .. and thanks on the egrep, looks so much nicer!
 
Old 03-27-2009, 06:17 PM   #553
anonguy9
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The coolest thing I did was remaster PCLinuxOS into a customized slim LiveCD.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 03:39 AM   #554
reptiler
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Quote:
Originally Posted by newbieME View Post
making plans for world domination....
Cool, any specific tool that makes making plans to undermine governments easy?
 
Old 04-01-2009, 12:28 PM   #555
madwhit
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Asterisk!

-madwhit
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