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Grabs the current weather in your area (or their best guess of your area). Change the query to your zip code/location (e.g. google.com/search?q=weather+jakarta,+india) to get weather somewhere else. change google.com to google.ca or google.co.uk for metric.
List all disks and all of their partitions on OS X. http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man8/diskutil.8.html
A slightly shorter version. Also doesn't put a return character at the end of the password
If you know the URL of a file on a SharePoint server, it's just a matter of logging in with your AD credentials to get the file with cURL
-d Draw the filename at the top-left of the image
-D 1 - delay 1 second between changing slides
This command will show images in subdirectories as well.
This is an "argument calculator" funktion. The precision is set to 4 and you can use dot (.) or comma (,) as decimal mark (which is great for german users with a comma on the numpad).
sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin
simple function i found somewhere to open vim help page from the shell
use :h like you would in vim
The large context number (-C 1000) is a bit of a hack, but in most of my use cases, it makes sure I'll see the whole log output.
I needed to get a feel for how "old" different websites were, based on their directories.
Discover host and url of media files (ex. flv, mp4, m4v..).
It locate the urls of audio and video files so that they can be recorded.
If you don't have seq, you can use perl.
Set field separator char from command line.
Prints first, second and lsat columns.