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  Shortest command on Linux


Usually when we log in to a Linux system,. we may type some frequently used Linux commands such as pwd,ls, ps etc. All these commands are really simple but powerful with different options. But do you know what is the shortest command on Linux? The answer is w. According to Linux manual, w will show who is logged on and what they are doing on the system. w displays information about the users currently on the machine, and their processes. The header shows, in this order, the current time, how l...

   Linux,w,shortest command     2014-04-30 11:07:38


  Using Java keytool programmatically


Java provides a command line tool to access and operate different keystore which store keys and certificates. This tool is named keytool and is located at \bin.  On command line, you can issue below command to generate a keystore named mytest.jks which contains a private key and certificate chain. keytool -genkeypair -alias mykey -keyalg RSA -sigalg SHA256withRSA -dname CN=Java -storetype JKS -keypass password -keystore mytest.jks -storepass password Sometimes, in testing purpose, w...

   JAVA,KEYTOOL     2016-01-09 06:28:07


  Steps to connect to MySQL on Windows Command Line


To connect to MySQL database on Windows through Command line, there are some steps to be followed.1. You need to start the MySQL service, you can go to Start->Control Panel->System and Securities->Administrative Tools->Component Service->Services(local), then on the right panel, you can find one service name called MySQL and you should start this service2. Go the the MySQL installation folder, which is something like this : C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.1. In this folder, ...

   MySQL,Window,Command line,Connection,mysqld     2011-11-05 08:22:39


  Send email from Ubuntu command line


First install exim4 and exim4-config using the package manager then install mailx sudo apt-get install mailutils and follow the prompts once this is set up use the command “mail” to check your mail. if you would like to send mail type “mail” followed by the email address to mail it to eg mail me@examplecom enter the subject and press enter the body and keep pressing enter as many times as you need to, when your body is finished, press “Ctrl” and “D" toge...

   Ubuntu,Email,Command line,mailutils     2011-04-25 15:58:10


  A possible way to recover deleted files on Linux


Last week I was generating a MD5 sum for an virtual machine image on one OpenNebula server: # ls -l test.img -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10486808576 Oct 12 02:21 test.img # md5sum test.img At the same time I was clearing the files on the server on another terminal and deleted the above image file mistakenly with : # rm test.img Since this image file is 10GB, it took some time to remove this file from the server, so I used the Ctrl+Z command to suspend the remove command. [1]+ Stopped ...

   Linux,File,Recovery     2013-11-26 07:03:37


  Using vi key bindings in bash and zsh


Takeaway: If you prefer to use vi or vim for command-line editing, you can configure shells to use vi key bindings instead of emacs-style key bindings. Here’s how. By default, most shells use emacs-style key bindings for command-line editing and modification. For users of vi or vim, however, you can instead configure shells to use vi key bindings instead. This is done by editing ~/.bashrc in the case of bash, or ~/.zshrc in zsh and ad...

   vi,Linux,Zsh,bash,key binding     2012-02-07 06:22:36


  Run MySQL on Command Line in Windows


Sometimes if we want to run MySQL but we don't have phpMyAdmin installed. What should we do?On Windows we can run MySQL in following steps:Open Console Window->Type "mysqld -u root". This means we start the mysql server with username root. This program will handle all the communications between our console window and the actual data;After starting the server, we need to use a client to connect to the server and communicate with it. the mysql program is right for this. Next in the command cons...

   mysql,console,command line,windows,defau     2011-08-21 04:14:58


  Format JSON data on Ubuntu


JSON now becomes a very popular data format because of its simplicity and light-weight. Nowadays many RESTful APIs will offer a choice of exchanging JSON data between the server and client. Sometimes the data may not be formatted and it cannot be easily read by human beings. It's frequently desired that the unformatted JSON data should be formatted before read. Today we will show a few ways to format JSON data on Ubuntu. Assume we have a json file test.json with below content. { "title": "Test"...

   RUBY,PYTHON,NODEJS,JSON,JQ,PERL,LINUX,UBUNTU,YAJL     2016-08-17 11:05:09


  Launch Java process programmatically in Java


In some cases while working on some automation testcase, developers would like to launch Java process programmatically so that the tests can be ran without manual intervention. Java provides such methods to achieve this. ProcessBuilder can be used to build a Java process which can be launched when everything is ready. Basically it can take a list of parameters which are similar to the command line options/arguments.  For example, if you want to launch a Java process, you can do followi...

   JAVA,PROCESSBUILDER,COMMAND LINE     2016-04-27 04:03:30


  Bill Gates : Ctrl+Alt+Del was a mistake


Microsoft chairman Bill Gates admitted that Ctrl+Alt+Del command was a mistake when he was in a fund raising campaign at Harvard University last week. This command was initially designed to reboot the system. David Rubenstein, the Harvard fund raising campaign chairman, asked Bill Gates : "Why when I turn on my software or computer do I need to have my three fingers to press control,alt and delete? Whose idea was that?" The answer given by Bill Gates is : "Basically because when you turn your co...

   Bill Gates,Ctrl-Alt-Del,Mistake     2013-09-26 23:28:37