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explorer .
while true; do eject /dev/cdrom && eject -t /dev/cdrom; done
2009-02-11 04:41:19
User: fmdlc
Functions: eject
-19

This open the cd rom device and close it in a loop

alias sbrc="source ~/.bashrc" && alias nbrc="nano ~/.bashrc"
2009-05-13 02:41:37
Functions: alias
-19

alias for editing .bashrc and sourcing it with a quick command, very useful for quickly adding and modifying alias' and functions in bashrc, create lots of alias from commandlinefu very quickly, use nano vim or any other edit if you want, very useful if you have a barcode scanner and you want to run commands quickly with barcodes

touch <filename>
ln
alias s='ssh -l root'
2009-05-07 15:57:12
User: GouNiNi
Functions: alias
-20

When you have to manage lot of servers, it's boring to type ssh [email protected] for each connection. Now you can type juste "s someting" and you are connected.

You can too add bash_completion script to complet with tab the name of your servers. This will be the next tips from me ;)

type C:\WINNT\system32\inetsrv\MetaBase.xml | find "DEBUG"
shutdown now -r
alias ..='cd ..'
this command is to see oracle instance process on linux server
yum install zsh
2012-04-02 12:53:30
User: netaxiz
Functions: install
-23

Use ZSH instead of bash, typing .. will move you up one directory, without the need to alias it.

type C:\WINNT\system32\inetsrv\MetaBase.xml | find "400" | find "CustomError"
type "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\VirusDefs\definfo.dat"
echo "" > filr.txt
touch /path/to/file.txt
touch file
cd
cd
l
ls -l ~
ls -l $HOME
Convert Windows/DOS Text Files to Uni
touch balls
ls -la
w3m