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Stop Flash from tracking everything you do.
Brute force way to block all LSO cookies on a Linux system with the non-free Flash browser plugin. Works just fine for my needs. Enjoy.

Fetch the current human population of Earth
Fetches the world population JSON data from the US census and parses it uses jshon

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Find the package that installed a command

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Find out how old a web page is
I is for headers only s is for silence curl -Is outputs ONLY headers the pipe and grep is to filter them to Modified only..

List out classes in of all htmls in directory
Lists out all classes used in all *.html files in the currect directory. usefull for checking if you have left out any style definitions, or accidentally given a different name than you intended. ( I have an ugly habit of accidentally substituting camelCase instead of using under_scores: i would name soemthing counterBox instead of counter_box) WARNING: assumes you give classnames in between double quotes, and that you apply only one class per element.

Show this month's calendar, with today's date highlighted
Explanation: * The date command evaluated to today's date with blank padded on the left if single digit * The grep command search and highlight today's date * The --before-context and --after-context flags displays up to 6 lines before and after the line containing today's date; thus completes the calendar. I have tested this command on Mac OS X Leopard and Xubuntu 8.10

[WinXP]Use as a shortcut in the SendTo menu to open a cmd window for a given folder.
This comes in handy for me when I am developing and testing Perl command line scripts. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490880.aspx

RTFM function
Some commands have more information on 'info' than in the man pages


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