Archive for the ‘Bash’ Category

6 Useful Bash tips I wish I knew from day zero

Here’s a few bash commands tricks I wished I’d been shown when I first picked up the shell. Please share any additional favorites you have. Repeat the last command with sudo How often do you type… ?View Code BASHyum install long-list packages-devel Only to be told… You need to be root to perform this command. […]

Bash script to execute a MariaDB query multiple times

This simple bash script will execute a query 100 times against a MySQL instance. It also uses the time command to report how long the entire process took. I use this for some very simple bench-marking. The query used here creates a temporary table and inserts 100K rows into it. You need the sequence engine […]

Copy date stamped backups with a regex & scp

Lets assume you have a directory of date stamped backups you want to scp to another location… backup_20141003.tar.gz backup_20141004.tar.gz backup_20141005.tar.gz backup_20141006.tar.gz backup_20141007.tar.gz backup_20141008.tar.gz backup_20141009.tar.gz scp can accept a regex like below to do this as a one-liner. Note the quotes are required for the expression to work. ?View Code BASHscp "user@hostname:/data/backup/backup_2014100[3-9].tar.gz" /path/to/location/ You should see […]

Replace the Engine used in mysqldump

Just a little bash snippet to replace the ENGINE type used in a mysqldump. Slightly modified from this stackoverflow thread to perform the dump and replacement in a single step. To dump to a file… ?View Code BASHmysqldump -h hostname -u root -p –routines –databases db_name | sed -re ‘s/^(\) ENGINE=)MyISAM/\1TokuDB/gi’ > output.sql To copy […]

Linux Tip: Output error messages to syslog from cron

I wanted to find a way of running a script in cron and output the exit code, and error message, to syslog if it failed. Here’s what I came up with… ?View Code BASHoutput=`/usr/bin/scripts/ 2>&1`; code=$?; if [ "$code" -ne 0 ]; then err_msg=`echo "$output" | tail -1`; logger -t "CRONERROR" "Exit Code = $code: […]