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Generate a binary file with all ones (0xff) in it
This is similar to how you would generate a file with all zeros $ dd if=/dev/zero of=allzeros bs=1024 count=2k

Get your outgoing IP address
should be very consistent cause it's google :-)

Toggle between directories
switch to previous directory or toggle

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

HTTP Get of a web page via proxy server with login credentials
If you are behind a proxy server and have to authenticate with proxy server to browser web pages then you have to pass proxy server address and its port number along with user credentials to curl to got GET the page using curl. Example : "curl -U srikanth -x 167.85.103.70:8080 http://www.yahoo.com". In case you don't specify the password (as in the above example), curl will prompt to enter the password at the command line.

Send a local file via email
This just reads in a local file and sends it via email. Works with text or binary. *Requires* local mail server.

Create a zip file ignoring .svn files

fix flash video (flv) file (ffmpeg)
Rebuild flv files that are broken (can't seek). This method probably works for other video/audio formats that can become broken in the same way.

check the status of 'dd' in progress

Send test prints to networked printer.
This will send a test print job to a networked printer.


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