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back ssh from firewalled hosts
host B (you) redirects a modem port (62220) to his local ssh. host A is a remote machine (the ones that issues the ssh cmd). once connected port 5497 is in listening mode on host B. host B just do a ssh 127.0.0.1 -p 5497 -l user and reaches the remote host'ssh. This can be used also for vnc and so on.

convert pdf into multiple png files
syntax for resolution is: (see "man gs" for further informations) -rnumber -rnumber1xnumber2

View the latest astronomy picture of the day from NASA.
Substitute feh for the image viewer of your choice. display (part of imagemagick) seems to be a popular choice.

Sort file greater than a specified size in human readeable format including their path and typed by color, running from current directory
1. find file greater than 10 MB 2. direct it to xargs 3. xargs pass them as argument to ls

Get memory total from /proc/meminfo in Gigs

Rename files in batch

Convert ascii string to hex
If you're going to use od, here's how to suppress the labels at the beginning. Also, it doesn't output the \x, hence the sed command at the end. Remove it for space separated hex values instead

Migrate Server with rsync
Copies the complete root-dir of a linux server to another one, where the new harddisks formated and mountet. Very useful to migrate a root-server to another one.

find the path of the java called from the command line
The output will likely point to '/etc/alternatives/java'. So find out where that points by issuing ls -l like this: ls -l /etc/alternatives/java

killall -r ".*my-process.*"


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