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Linux mail command examples: send mails from command line

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This tutorial shows how to send and receive mails from the command line using the mail and mutt commands on linux. read more...
permapage | score:9831 | -Silver Moon, August 28, 2013

More CommandLineFu One-Liners Explained

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Remember the previous post on CommandLineFu One-Liners Explained?

This article explains the next ten top one-liners.

For example, did you know "dd if=/dev/dsp | ssh username@host dd of=/dev/dsp" outputs your microphone on remote computers's speaker? This article explains how it works. read more...
permapage | score:9493 | -pkrumins, March 25, 2010

Twidge: Command line Twitter client

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Twidge is a command-line, full-functional Twitter client. It supports posting updates, retrieving information, and excellent integration with the Unix shell scripting environment via piping and well-formatted output.Twidge is a tool for interacting with microblogging sites such as Twitter and identi.ca. read more...
permapage | score:9274 | -Dipin Krishna, August 18, 2009

Ten more One-Liners from CommandLineFu explained

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This article explains another ten popular one-liners from the CommandLineFu website.

For example, did you know you could read Wikipedia via DNS? Here is the one-liner that does it:
$ dig +short txt .wp.dg.cx
Read the article to find out how it works!

The article also includes 9 other explanations of one-liners. read more...
permapage | score:8729 | -pkrumins, April 21, 2010

MySQL Command Line Tips

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Learn a few tricks to use with the MySQL command line client...
Suppose your new web application is really starting to take off, with new users registering by the hour. Like a stock IPO, chances are you and your colleagues are regularly peeking the user count. But, constantly logging in to and out of MySQL just to execute a simple query is aggravating. However, if you're otherwise logged in to the server, you can create a shell alias that will log in to the MySQL server, select the appropriate database, and execute a specific command:
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mail this link | permapage | score:8727 | -Ray, February 7, 2008

Command line functions

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Functions may be defined at the command-line and then used as many times as needed as long as a new shell is not started. This feature of the Bash shell can be a handy tool if you are repeatedly performing the same command or series of commands. read more...
permapage | score:8721 | -aweber, July 8, 2011

Nail: Linux command line mail

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I still type 'mailx' out of habit, but it's just a link to nail on my system.
Nail is a lightweight console-based mail client, made to be a modern replacement for the ancient mailx command. It's fully compatible with mailx, but has a lot more features, which makes it appropriate for everyday use. Nail supports POP3, IMAP, and SMTP out of the box, so there's no need for further programs like Fetchmail or Postfix. It also has a built-in Bayesian spam filter, so you don't need external tools like SpamAssassin.
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mail this link | permapage | score:8379 | -Ray, February 17, 2006

MOC: Command line audio player

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Play your music from a text interface...
Based on ncurses, MOC (music on console) is a popular, text-based audio player which can play various audio formats, including Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, MP3, MP4, WMA and WAV. The release I'm going to talk about in this article is 2.5.0-alpha3, as it comes with Debian Lenny.
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permapage | score:8331 | -Ray, April 27, 2009

cutmp3: Command Line MP3 Editor

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cutmp3, as the name implies is a simple command line tool to edit and cut MP3 files without loosing any quality. cutmp3 can edit the mp3 files interactively or selection (start time and end time) can be provided from the command line or even better can be used with a timetable fiile specifiying different start/end times from the same MP3 files. read more...
permapage | score:8325 | -Susenator, May 16, 2009

wget tutorial: Command line downloads

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Automate your http downloads with wget...
Despite the fusion of some browsers with file managers many still do not support the multi-selection and rubber banding operations that make it easy to transfer several files all in one go. You also have to stay logged in until the entire file has arrived. Finally, you have to be present at the office to click the link initiating the download, thus angering coworkers with whom office bandwidth is being shared.

Downloading of large files is a task more suitable for a different suite of tools. This article will discuss how to combine various GNU/Linux utilities, namely lynx, wget, at, crontab, etc. to solve a variety of file transfer situations.
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mail this link | permapage | score:8302 | -Ray, December 3, 2005 (Updated: March 23, 2007)

Easing SLES 10 command line administration

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The author of "The Definitive Guide to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server" talks about SGID and SUID uses, how to make device sharing easier and more.
Advanced permissions can be very useful, but very dangerous as well. Let's talk about SUID, first. This permission is meant to be used on executable program files only when strictly necessary. In my opinion, it is better not to use them at all. They can provide an excellent backdoor for a hacker if used not in the right way.
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permapage | score:8246 | -janewalker6847, February 13, 2007

Linux Command Line Games by ESR

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Eric S. Raymond isn't just an open source evangelist -- he's a coder too.
We're going to look at a few programs he maintains -- if we can borrow a phrase from another famous coder -- just for fun.

The download page for each of these games is linked to from the game title in the section heading. A man page is included with each source code tarball. You should probably consider reading the man page a prerequisite for game play.
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permapage | score:8198 | -Ray, June 8, 2004

Command line web browser: Lynx

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I use Lynx every day. No, really...
This time I've gone too far. Espousing the use of a text-based web browser is like encouraging honesty at Microsoft. The very notion of a text interface for the Web runs against the grain. Nonetheless, that's what we're doing this week here on the CLI frontier. Come read about a lean, mean, text-based browsing machine that's faster than a lynx. Actually, it is a Lynx.
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permapage | score:8185 | -Ray, February 1, 2005 (Updated: August 24, 2008)

Command line tips: Linux Cal (Calendar)

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How to make a calendar under Linux with the cal command.
Ok, noobies, listen up! It's time to get out of that GUI hammock you've been resting in and get down to business on the command line. One of the things computers do best is remember stuff. Dates. Appointments. Holidays. Birthdays. All sorts of stuff. There is a wealth of date-related information available to you at the CLI. This week we'll take a look at two handy date-related tools available in the CLI: cal and calendar.
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mail this link | permapage | score:8175 | -Ray, March 23, 2004 (Updated: October 22, 2004)

The five Ws of the Linux Command Line

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After the five W's of the the Linux command line, a little bitty cheat give you the 'H' of how...
Finally, as was the case back in school, the "sixth W," how, comes last. There is no how or howis command. But if your system isn't complete without that final question, there is a simple solution. Enter the following command to give your Linux box a useful and convenient how: ln -s /usr/bin/man /usr/bin/how. And just like that, you have all of your Ws (and your H) covered.
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mail this link | permapage | score:8121 | -Ray, July 25, 2006

xclip: Copy from command line to X clipboard in openSUSE

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xclip is a command line interface to the X11 selections (X11 clipboard). It can also be used for copying files, as an alternative to sftp/scp, thus avoiding password prompts when X11 forwarding has already been setup. xclip reads from Standard Input or from one or more files and copy it to the X11 clipboard making it available to the X applications. xclip can also print the content of the current X clipboard onto the standard output or to a file. read more...
permapage | score:8076 | -Susenator, April 15, 2009

Command Line Word Processing: Antiword

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Antiword is available under Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD, as well as several other, well-known operating systems...
It's a simple fact of life. Most people have not yet found their way to freedom, and instead try to make themselves as comfortable as they can be in captivity. They suffer the burdens of the monopoly with only an occasional wince at the thought of malware or a curse because of their latest crash. This almost always means their word processing is done with MS Word. We've got to learn to deal with them, and their documents. Antiword is a very handy little tool for doing just that. Shake the cobwebs of the GUI out of your head and meet me at the CLI and I'll show you how to use it.
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mail this link | permapage | score:8066 | -Ray, March 8, 2005

lftp: Command line ftp utility

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An ftp client with a shell-like interface...
Often there is a need for a simple command-line FTP client when a GUI is not available. In this article, we will get acquainted with the very basic operations of lftp, a simple yet powerful and reliable CLI-based FTP client, so you can easily transfer a file from the command-line the next time you need to.
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permapage | score:8027 | -Ray, May 12, 2006 (Updated: March 24, 2007)

Linux command line tutorial

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GUIs are fine, but to unlock the real power of Linux, there's no substitute for the command line. Get to know some of the major features of the bash shell. By the end of this article, you will be comfortable using basic Linux commands like echo and exit, setting environment variables, and gathering system information.

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permapage | score:8012 | -solrac, August 28, 2009 (Updated: April 24, 2012)

Using the UNIX command line

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The IBM AIX operating system has kept to what's important: stability, functionality, robustness. And it has done it by keeping a strong command-line interface (CLI). If you never learned to use the CLI or need a refresher on its basics, read on. read more...
permapage | score:7947 | -BlueVoodoo, July 9, 2008
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