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Backup a remote database to your local filesystem
I have this on a daily cronjob to backup the commandlinefu.com database from NearlyFreeSpeech.net (awesome hosts by the way) to my local drive. Note that (on my Ubuntu system at least) you need to escape the % signs on the crontab.

Speed up launch of liferea
If you use liferea frequently, you will see obvious speedup after you executed this command.

Upload folder to imageshack.us (forum)
Each file in the current folder is uploaded to imageshack.us If the folder contains other filetypes change: $for files in * to: $for files in *.jpg (to upload ONLY .jpg files) Additionally you can try (results may vary): $for files in *.jpg *.png The output URL is encased with BB image tags for use in a forum.

Kick user

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"

Open a man page as a PDF in Gnome
Would be better if gnome-open would accept std in Should be doable in KDE - anyone?

Find the package that installed a command

list files recursively by size

Bare Metal IRC Client
Uses the extremely cool utilities netcat and expect. "expect" logs in & monitors for server PING checks. When a PING is received it sends the PONG needed to stay connected. IRC commands to try: HELP, TIME, MOTD, JOIN and PRIVMSG The "/" in front of IRC commands are not needed, e.g. type JOIN #mygroup Learn about expect: http://tldp.org/LDP/LGNET/issue48/fisher.html The sample output shows snippets from an actual IRC session. Please click UP button if you like it!


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