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curl -s "http://smacie.com/randomizer/borat.txt" | shuf -n 1 -
2014-12-16 04:18:48
User: benjabean1
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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"!

apt-cache pkgnames linux-
2014-12-14 06:48:57
User: benjabean1
Functions: apt
1

In this case, linux- is the prefix; simply running

apt-cache pkgnames

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.

shutdown 60*4 & disown
2011-05-09 02:44:55
User: benjabean1
Functions: shutdown
Tags: bash
1

This way, you can specify how many hours in which you want your machine to shut down.

www-browser http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/$(date +'%b_%d')
2011-05-09 02:42:32
User: benjabean1
Functions: date
Tags: bash
0

Improved version of command #8425.

This way, the default browser is used, as opposed to Firefox.