Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/03/07
lesspipe is a great tool:
lesspipe.sh is an input filter for the pager less as described in less‘s man page. The script allows you to view files with binary content, compressed files, archives and files contained in archives.
… however getting it to run on OpenSUSE was a bit of a journey as it is not part of the standard OpenSUSE 12.x repository. You can only get ‘unstable’ lesspipe packages, of which the Show home:adra / lesspipe – openSUSE Build Service seems to be maintained most frequently.
This is how to install it from there: Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/02/13
Just append -O and -v to a command-line:
nmap -O -v ip-address
Note you need administrative privileges for this on Mac OS X, so there you run it like this:
sudo nmap -O -v ip-address
For more info about the finger printing algorithms used by nmap:
via: Usage and Examples.
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Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/02/03
This is brilliant for learning *nix shell programming:
explainshell.com – match command-line arguments to their help text
explainshell is a tool (with a web interface) capable of parsing man pages, extracting options and explain a given command-line by matching each argument to the relevant help text in the man page.
It has open source code at gitub too: idank/explainshell.
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Posted by Jeroen Pluimers on 2014/01/26
A long time ago I wrote about openSUSE 12.x: “A plain `halt` will not shutdown the system properly.” « The Wiert Corner – irregular stream of stuff.
Well, today, for the very first time, a plain “reboot” didn’t work on this system either showing the same symptom as the “halt”: it would shutdown all services, but not perform an ACPI power cycle.
Luckily the system is still on ESXi, so I could reboot using the ESXi vSphere client.
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