Shell script to find all world-writable files and directories on Linux / UNIX system

in Categories Monitoring last updated April 10, 2008
#!/bin/bash
# Shell script to find all world-writable files and directories on Linux or 
# FreeBSD system
#
# TIP:
# Set 'umask 002' so that new files created will not be world-writable
# And use command 'chmod o-w filename' to disable world-wriable file bit
#
# Copyright (c) 2005 nixCraft project
# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
# For more info, please visit: 
#            http://cyberciti.biz/shell_scripting/bmsinstall.php
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# This script is part of nixCraft shell script collection (NSSC)
# Visit http://bash.cyberciti.biz/ for more information.
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
#SPATH="/usr/local/etc/bashmonscripts"
#INITBMS="$SPATH/defaults.conf" 
#[ ! -f $INITBMS ] && exit 1 || . $INITBMS
 
[ $# -eq 1 ] && : || die "Usage: $($BASENAME $0) directory" 1
 
DIRNAME="$1"
$FIND $DIRNAME -xdev -perm +o=w ! \( -type d -perm +o=t \) ! -type l -print

Script to logoff KDE/Gnome desktop user session; you can use it from command line or from desktop via Lanucher

in Categories Desktop last updated April 9, 2008
#!/bin/bash
# Script to logoff KDE/Gnome user session. 
# With proper permission via sudo it is possible that rest of the users 
# can use the same script. You can create Launcher to use this script 
# from Linux desktop. Tested on Debian Linux 3.x, but it should work with
# other Linux distros and FreeBSD
# -----------------------------------------------
# Copyright (c) 2005 nixCraft project <http://cyberciti.biz/fb/>
# This script is licensed under GNU GPL version 2.0 or above
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
# This script is part of nixCraft shell script collection (NSSC)
# Visit http://bash.cyberciti.biz/ for more information.
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
# Bins, adjust them as per your UNIX/Linux/BSD system (default is Debian)
 
PS="/bin/ps"
AWK="/usr/bin/awk"
GREP="/bin/grep"
XARGS="/usr/bin/xargs"
KILL="/bin/kill"
 
# Send HUP signal to X server :)
$PS aux | $GREP X | $GREP -v "grep" | $AWK '{ print $2}' | $XARGS $KILL -HUP $1