Date and time is useful. You might want your script to check if it is Monday today, or if the script ran 2 days ago. Maybe you need to save a file with the current date and time. Here are some variables that I use to put in my bash scripts: [bash] TODAY=$(date|awk ‘{ print

If you just need a quick way to get some data from a mysql database in your shell (bash), you could do something like this in one line: mysql -h -u db_username -p`cat /path/to/your/homedir/secretpasswordfile` -e “;use databasename; SELECT tablename.columnname FROM tablename where id like ‘421111’ and something like ‘1’ and option like ’23’;”; >

If you want to see the http headers from your shell, you can do it with:   wget –no-check-certificate –server-response –spider https://yourwebsite.something The result would be something like: [bash] Spider mode enabled. Check if remote file exists. –2014-02-07 11:13:33– https://yourwebsite.something/something Resolving yourwebsite.something… Connecting to yourwebsite.something||:443… connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response… HTTP/1.1 301 Moved

We had a lot of spam users in our multisite wordpress system. This was because we had self-registration enabled for a period. Not a smart thing to do… anyway, I wrote a bash script in order to find which users id’s from the Mysql database that could potentially be spam users. With this list of

For those who are running a WordPress site today at May 2013, you should know about this on-going BruteForce attack against many WordPress sites around the world. Here at University of Bergen, we are also working on to protect our multisite WordPress installation. How is this “attack” performed? There is a so-called “botnet”, where

I had two files that both contained lines that I needed. The final result I wanted was a file called LocalSettings.php that could get the “goodies” from the two other files. The “goodies” here are variable lines containing specific details for a certain Wiki installation. So my first file was called: LocalSettings.php.original The other: LocalSettings.php.upgraded