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Uses the fabulous Hpricot library to parse HTML from Ruby. Extracts all elements of "command' class and displays unescaped text from inside these elements. The following command can help install dependencies (apart from Ruby itself) $ gem sources -a http://gems.github.com && sudo gem install why-hpricot

Check if your desired password is already available in haveibeenpwnd database. This command uses the API provided by HIBP

rotate a one page pdf to 90 Degrees Clockwise
This can be taken from the pdftk docs http://www.pdflabs.com/docs/pdftk-man-page/ http://www.pdflabs.com/docs/pdftk-cli-examples/ , but the command examples are not simple.

List only the directories
This command would be useful when it is desirable to list only the directories. 'egrep' chooses only the lines that begin with 'd'.

nmap port scanning
TCP Connect scanning for localhost and network 192.168.0.0/24

Benchmark SQL Query
Benchmark a SQL query against MySQL Server. The example runs the query 10 times, and you get the average runtime in the output. To ensure that the query does not get cached, use `RESET QUERY CACHE;` on top in the query file.

Display a block of text: multi-line grep with perl
-n reads input, line by line, in a loop sending to $_ Equivalent to while () { mycode } -e execute the following quoted string (i.e. do the following on the same line as the perl command) the elipses .. operator behaves like a range, remembering the state from line to line.

Merge several pdf files into a single file

a function to find the fastest DNS server
http://public-dns.info gives a list of online dns servers. you need to change the country in url (br in this url) with your country code. this command need some time to ping all IP in list.

grep for tabs without using Ctrl-V trick
-P tells grep to use perl regex matches (only works on the GNU grep as far as I know.)


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