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Shutdown a Windows machine from Linux
This will issue a shutdown command to the Windows machine. username must be an administrator on the Windows machine. Requires samba-common package installed. Other relevant commands are: net rpc shutdown -r : reboot the Windows machine net rpc abortshutdown : abort shutdown of the Windows machine Type: net rpc to show all relevant commands

Make vim open in tabs by default (save to .profile)
I always add this to my .profile rc so I can do things like: "vim *.c" and the files are opened in tabs.

Stage only portions of the changes to a file.

clear MyDNS-ng cache
Occasionally, to force zone updating, cache flush is necessary. This command is better than restart the mydns daemon.

Find out how old a web page is
I used to use the Firefox "View page info" feature a lot to determine how stale the web page I was looking at was. Now that I use mostly Chrome I miss that feature, so here is a command line alternative using wget. The -S says to display the server response, the --spider says to not download any files/pages, just fetch the header. The output goes to stderr, so to grep it you use 2>&1 to combine the stderr stream with stdout, the pipe that to grep for Last-Modified. You can use curl instead if you have it installed, like this: $ curl --head -s http://osswin.sourceforge.net | grep Mod

Generate random password
Generates password consisting of alphanumeric characters, defaults to 16 characters unless argument given.

Remount root in read-write mode.
Saved my day, when my harddrive got stuck in read-only mode.

UPS Tracking Script

Don't save commands in bash history (only for current session)
Unsetting HISTFILE avoid getting current session history list saved.

Convert text to lowercase
Usage: lower [STRING]...


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