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Forward port 8888 to remote machine for SOCKS Proxy
Simply change your web browser's proxy settings to point to a SOCKS proxy at port 8888 and you're good to go.

Setup an ssh tunnel
Uses ssh as tunnel tunnel for an other connection. -f runs ssh in the background -N tell that there is no command to run -L deals with the forwarding aspect where the first number is the local port number, the second is parameter is the name of the server to forward to and the third parameter is the port number on that server. The last part of the command is the usual ssh form consisting of the user name and remote server name

Count the number of pages of all PDFs in current directory and all subdirs, recursively

Single use vnc-over-ssh connection
This command 1. SSH into a machine 2. Tunnels VNC port to your local computer ("-L 5900:localhost:5900") 3. Runs a single use vnc server ("x11vnc -safer -localhost -nopw -once -display :0") 4. Goes into the background ("-f") 5. Runs VNC viewer on the local computer connecting to the remote machine via the newly created SSH tunnel ("vinagre localhost:5900")

Grep Recursively Through Single File Extension
Trac 0.12.2-stable

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.

Converts to PDF all the OpenOffice.org files in the directory
Requieres unoconv (debian package)

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

Downsample mp3s to 128K
This will lower the quality of mp3 files, but is necessary to play them on some mobile devices.

Create a system overview dashboard on F12 key
Command binds a set of commands to the F12 key. Feel free to alter the dashboard according to your own needs. How to find the key codes? Type $ read Then press the desired key (example: F5) $ ^[[15~ Try $ bind '"\e[15~"':"\"ssh su@ip-address\C-m""" or $ bind '"\e[16~"':"\"apachectl -k restart\C-m"""


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