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Sort according to the nth Column in Shell Script

You have a file that has multiple columns separated by a specific delimiter and you need to sort it according to a specific column which need not be the 1st column. If its not the 1st column then ordinary sort wont work. So we need to use the parameters of …

Birthday Reminder For Gnome Panel

This program checks the file /home/rsrijith/shell/birthday_reminder.txt to find the upcoming birthdays in 20 days and writes into the file /home/rsrijith/shell/birthdays. There is a file called /home/rsrijith/shell/birthdays1, the difference between it and …

Find Invisible Users In Gmail

Finding who is invisible is something that I always wanted to do.It’s always fun to ping a person who feels none can see him/her online. While studying XMPP protocol I found out that even when the person is offline the chat client knows that person is onli …

Automatic Command Archive

The default command storing size of ubuntu is 500 commands. It stores the commands in home folder in the file “.bash_history” . The problem is 500 commands is too short of a size. One method is to increase the command size to a large value by changing the  …

Tab Feature in Vim

Vim is one of the simplest looking but most powerful editor I have seen. So thought of listing a few interesting one that I came across. Tab Opening of Files. There are two methods of starting files in tabs. By opening vi the files you want to open: Thi …

Script for Auto Copying of Cds/Dvds

Here is a script that i created for automatically copying all the files in cd to a folder and ejecting and waiting for the next cd. So here is how it works. You need to change the folder names and paths accordingly. And the shell script as




./cdcop …

Auto Backup using Dropbox in Linux/Mac

I had some folders on my disk which I wanted to keep a copy online as a backup and for viewing from other places. Its not always possible to save all the essentials in the drop box folder itself to be auto backed up. Thus I wrote a very small script which  …

Important MySQL DBA Interview Questions

Here are a few sets of interview questions expected for MySQL DBA position.These are compilation of the usual questions from various DBA texts: What is Log Switch? – The point at which ORACLE ends writing to one online redo log file and begins writing to …

Customizing Mysql Prompt For multiple Servers

If you are using mysql regularly on multiple servers its really useful to have the promt in mysql to show something more than mysql>. It would be useful if it showed the username,hostname, current database and things like that. So how to do this. One m …

Copy in Linux with Ui

The program here is an UI for cp command. I have used cp in the background but over that I am just monitoring the files copied and speed of copying. It’s not a perfected program. It’s quick one but works fine. Execution: Create a file named copy and insert …