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# "ping" a server by making a HTTP request once every 1-2 seconds. It waits
# for the server to stop responding, then prints the current time, then waits
# for the server to respond again, then prints the time and quits.
# I wrote this to measure downtime during a reboot against a server that did
# could not respond to ICMP (ping) messages.
benzado /
Last active Jul 9, 2020
A shell script for merging encrypted Ansible vault files in a git repository
# vault-merge
# Benjamin Ragheb <>
# This shell script handles conflicts generated by attempts to merge encrypted
# Ansible Vault files. Run `git merge` as usual; when git warns of a merge
# conflict, run this command to attempt a merge on the unencrypted versions of
# the file. If there are conflicts, you will be given a chance to correct them
# in $EDITOR.
benzado /
Created Sep 15, 2011
Remove duplicates (for Mac Downloads folder)
my @FILES = glob('*');
my $X = shift @FILES;
my @Xstat = stat($X);
my $Xesc = $X; $Xesc =~ s/([^a-zA-Z0-9])/\\$1/g;
FILE: foreach my $Y (@FILES) {
my @Ystat = stat($Y);
$Yesc = $Y; $Yesc =~ s/([^a-zA-Z0-9])/\\$1/g;
if ($Xstat[7] == $Ystat[7]) { # files same size?
benzado / README
Created Sep 1, 2011
Convert a Google form response spreadsheet into a readable text file
I first tried to use sqlite's ability to import a file into a table, but ran
into a problem: if any line in the source file didn't have the same number of
columns as the table, the import would fail. For example, if your 10 question
survey ends with a comment field and a respondent left it blank, that line will
have 9 columns instead of 10 and the import will fail.
Next I tried to use a combination of command line tools like `cut` and `paste`,
but couldn't figure out anything that was reasonable. So I gave up and wrote a
perl script, which is fine, because this is what perl is good at.
View Optimize PNG Files.applescript
Runs optipng command line tool on any selected image files.
property optipng : "/opt/local/bin/optipng"
tell application "Finder"
set _selection to (selection)
set _images to {}
repeat with _item in _selection
if kind of _item ends with "image" then set _images to _images & {_item}
benzado / Archive Messages.applescript
Created Jul 25, 2011
Archive Messages (AppleScript for Mac Mail)
View Archive Messages.applescript
Moves selected messages into an archive folder. I use FastScripts to bind this to Shift-Cmd-A.
For Gmail accounts, moves messages into "[Gmail]/All Mail"; for all other accounts, looks for a mailbox named "Archive".
Tested with Mail 4.5 (Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard).
tell application "Mail"
tell front message viewer
You can’t perform that action at this time.