Generate SQL scripts in powershell

I want to be able to generate simple repetitive scripts in SQL using Powershell as the scripting language.
For example, If I want to generate a SQL GRANT command for every table in a database, and for every category of user in the database, the generic grant command might look like this:

grant $privs 
   on $table 
   to $user;

Here, $privs, $table, and $user are parameters to the Grant command, expressed as powershell variables.

I want to step through a list of data that could be applied to this generic form to produce the actual script. The list of data might look like this:

privs       table       user                
-----       -----       ----                
ALL         Employees   DBA                 
READ        Employees   Analyst             
READ, WRITE Employees   Application         
ALL         Departments DBA                 
READ        Departments Analyst, Application

This should generate five SQL GRANT commands.

Full Disclosure: I am asking this question so as to be able to provide my own answer.

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Author: Walter Mitty

Can Mutt be used to access Inbox messages in a bash script?

I’ve got scripts that collect data on errors and sends them into a ticketing system. If any developments occur regarding an existing ticket, I want to be able to access the email inbox to get the ticket number so that I can include this in the reply. This will result in the ticketing system including the new information in the old ticket instead of creating a new ticket every time. Is this possible?

I’ve been looking online for how I might be able to do this but I haven’t yet found anything that looks like bash commands to access the inbox programmatically and save a message’s information to a variable.

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Author: Tom Cayton

SSH Time out Error

I am looking for new ideas on how can I do more better.

Home laptop (home Laptop can access only Linux VM)
Linux VM (This machine can access only jump box)
jump box VM

I can ssh fine from Linux VM to jump box keys are setup.

one user is set up in Linux VM called joe and Joe .bash_profile looks like this.

ssh || ssh

Note: There is two nic on jump box if one is down we can use the other nic for login.

Let’s say first nic is down and when I do telnet from my home laptop (telnet Linux VM) and provide user name joe it should automatically connect us to but one is down it’s giving message timeout and taking a long time to connect to other nic.

is there any way when I do telnet and give user name check first ssh connection if down automatically connects to other second one like in 2-3 secs?

Right now it will give us a message

Time out
time out
time out
And then it will try to connect the second nic.

I can more clarify if you guys have any more questions for me.

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Author: John


Resolving hosts can add up to the connection attempt, so specifying an IP address directly can shave off some of those precious milliseconds. If it’s only in a local network with the IP addresses all laid out that should not be the case. At least that’s what I think.

Perhaps explicitly setting the ConnectTimeout option to a shorter one. Like so,

ssh -o ConnectTimeout=10 user@host

This can help. Adjust the number to a sweet spot that works for your ssh setup as necessary.

vi: write relative range of lines to a file

vi: write relative range of lines to a file

I need to be able to write a range of lines from a file to another file, I’ve found the :<start>,<end>w <new file> solution but what I need is to be able to search for a string and write a a few lines to another file starting at the “found” location. Using .,. works to get one line but what if I want, say, 10 lines? Adding to the complexity is that I want to do this in a script. How do I do that (can I turn on Visual Mode in a script and then move the cursor)?

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Author: Senior Geek