create text tables from delimited files.

2013-07-12 1 min read bash Fedora
To create simple text tables to paste in emails or to use in any other document where you want to show a table, here is something that you can use. There is a perl module which provides “tablify“. And here is how to use it: sudo yum install perl-Text-RecordParser This will install a command “tablify” that you can use in number of ways. Here is a simple example to use it. Continue reading

C program to get the ascii string from a string

2012-07-25 1 min read C Programs
Example diagram of the printf function in the C programming language (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Lot of times, you would like to get the complete string in hex or ascii format and if you are one of them then this is something that will be helpful for you 🙂 Example output: lp-amita[d=~/bin]> ./ascii aamit String – aamit, Length – 5 String : aamit Hex : 0x61616d6974 Dec : 9797109105116 And the source code: Continue reading

Convert string to hex.

2012-04-13 1 min read C Programs
If you want to use snoop or tcpdump with advanced search in the packet, then you would need to convert the string to hex string. For this, either you can use a web search and find some web application to do that or you can use a simple C program like this 🙂 /* * ===================================================================================== * * Filename: ascii.c * * Description: ascii to dec * * Version: 1.0 * Ceated: 03/02/2012 12:08:49 PM * Revision: none * Compiler: gcc * * Author: Amit Agarwal (aka), amit. Continue reading

Get yourself some conkyrc files.

2011-10-05 2 min read Fedora Linux
If you are looking for some nice conkyrc files, then you can head over to : Ubuntu Forums In this thread you can see some very nice conkyrc files with screenshots. You can browse through the thread and get the one that you like. But if you are like me and would like to download all of them to see the features and commands in each of them then you would need to copy each of these files and paste them separately. Continue reading

All in one solution for all the scripts of vim from

2011-03-09 9 min read bash Fedora Learning Linux Vim Tips
For quite sometime now, I was looking for some console based program which would help me get the scripts from A simple solution would have been to do a wget for the scripts. But since there are so many scripts coming up daily and with a need to search based on script ID and name of the script, I thought better to write a script that can do all of those things. Continue reading

bash – echo command with option to display the output on the same line.

2010-09-21 2 min read bash Fedora Learning Linux
Here is a nice little trick to display the output in the same line : 1 <td> <div class="bash codecolorer"> &nbsp;<span class="kw3">echo</span> <span class="re5">-ne</span> <span class="st0">"output\<span class="es1">\r</span>"</span> </div> </td> </tr> The trick here is simple, first we disable the <a class="zem_slink" title="Newline" rel="wikipedia" href="">newline printed by <a class="zem_slink" title="Echo (command)" rel="wikipedia" href="">echo command with the &#8221;-n&#8221; option and then we enable the interpretation of the <a class="zem_slink" title="Backslash" rel="wikipedia" href="http://en. Continue reading