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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:
The only pre-requisite is jq (and curl, obviously).
The other version used grep, but jq is much more suited to JSON parsing than that.
Clears your clipboard if xsel is installed on your machine.
If your xsel is dumb, you can also use
xsel --clear --clipboard
Turns out smacie.com has a text file containing every single one of the borat quotes, each one on a newline. This makes it very convenient, as this can be done without any sed-parsing, and uses less bandwitdth!
Note that borate quotes are quite offensive, much more so than "fortunes-off"!
In this case, linux- is the prefix; simply running
would list every package APT knows about.
The default APT config assumes -g, --generate; to use the cache as/is, you could similarly run:
apt-cache --no-generate pkgnames [prefix]
Adding --all-names, like so:
apt-cache --no-generate --all-names pkgnames [prefix]
would print all the packages APT knows about, using the cache as/is, including virtual packages and missing dependencies.
This command was shamelessly stolen from the apt-cache(8) man-page.
This way, you can specify how many hours in which you want your machine to shut down.
Improved version of command #8425.
This way, the default browser is used, as opposed to Firefox.