Diary of a geek

June 2023
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30    

Andrew Pollock


Other people's blogs


RSS feed

Contact me

JavaScript required

Saturday, 23 September 2006

My top 10 Unix shell commands


It helps if you give sort a -n option apparently. The results make a bit more sense now.

Well it kind of varies, because I have a weird mode of operation. I SSH into caesar, in my cupboard, which is my local general purpose box. It runs a screen session, which includes an SSH session with daedalus, my server co-located back in Australia, where I read my email via mutt, and then I do really local stuff on my laptop, icarus.

     37 fg
     32 ls
     31 sudo
     19 blog
     12 cd
      7 df
      6 vi
      6 mutt
      5 less
      4 man
Unsurprisingly, fg wins out here, because I'm usually in mutt and just background it to get a shell prompt. blog is a funky shell script I wrote to better manage blog posts with Blosxom.
    152 sudo
     61 ls
     38 less
     35 cd
     27 screen
     13 dpkg
     11 apt-cache
     10 man
      9 ssh

156 play 103 ls 54 sudo 45 ssh 12 cd 12 apt-cache 10 dpkg 8 wget 8 host 6 telnet

play ranks so highly because I was recently listening to all of the audio files that come with Asterisk to stitch together a particularly hellish purgatory for telemarketers.

So it's interesting seeing how the different machines get totally different use.

[12:04] [meme] [permalink]

Thursday, 31 August 2006

Metros I've travelled on

With apologies to Martin

sydney cr hongkong san
	francisco hong
	kong kcr san francisco muni los
Got at b3co.com!

Yeah, where is the VTA Light Rail?

[16:22] [meme] [permalink]

Thursday, 24 November 2005


My blog is worth $11,855.34.
How much is your blog worth?

[10:33] [meme] [permalink]

Monday, 24 October 2005


But true.

You Passed 8th Grade Math
Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!
Could You Pass 8th Grade Math?

[05:47] [meme] [permalink]