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Wow, didn't really expect you to read this far down. The latest iteration of the site is in open beta. It's a gentle open beta-- not in prime-time just yet. It's being hosted over at UpGuard (link) and you are more than welcome to give it a shot. Couple things:
For less time
Replace the first part of the command above with the appropriate timezone string. Eg: 'Europe/London' or for UTC - 'Etc/UTC'. The appropriate string can be found from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones
This is useful when your server is installed by a data centre (managed hardware, VPS, etc) and the timezone is not usually set to the one your prefer.
Wakes up a computer on your LAN with a Wake-On-LAN packet. MAC Address must match the NIC MAC, computer must have WOL enabled in the BIOS.
Works in Gnome
This command limits the oputut of git log to one-line per commit and an abbreviated commit ID.
I've had this as mute.sh in my ~/bin/ for some time.
The command is useful for monitoring the use of the boxes and their connection IP.
Result file "sniff" is readable with GUI program "wireshark" or through CLI with the command:
tcpdump -f "sniff" -XX
Using ghostscript instead of imagemagick to convert pdfs into pngs. It keeps pngs with pdfs
Create fortune's *.dat file from commandlinefu from saved preferite script by suhasgupta (http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/3681/backup-all-your-commandlinefu.com-favourites-to-a-plaintext-file) - Italian tutorial here: http://mrehqe.blogspot.com/2011/11/come-ottenere-un-commandlinefu-della.html
After you execute a command (or shell script) in the background using
&, if you logout from the session, the command will get killed. To avoid
that, you should use nohup as shown below.