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Test for Weak SSL Ciphers
...if you get a certificate back, the server is accepting weak SSL ciphers

Google URL shortener
(1) required: python-googl ( install by: pip install python-googl ) (2) get from google API console https://code.google.com/apis/console/

convert a latex source file (.tex) into opendocument (.odt ) format
require the tex4ht package . You can open the file with openoffice , I use it much for correct my spelling and grammar .

Keep one instance of an irc chat client in a screen session
This command attempts to attach to existing irssi session, if one exists, otherwise creates one. I use "irc" because I use different irc clients depending on what system I am working on. Consistency is queen.

Use Perl like grep
If you've ever tried "grep -P" you know how terrible it is. Even the man page describes it as "highly experimental". This function will let you 'grep' pipes and files using Perl syntax for regular expressions. The first argument is the pattern, e.g. '/foo/'. The second argument is a filename (optional).

Get the canonical, absolute path given a relative and/or noncanonical path
readlink -f accepts a relative, noncanonical path and emits the corresponding canonical, absolute path.

compare two Microsoft Word documents
http://meld.sourceforge.net/ http://www.winfield.demon.nl/

Extracting a range of pages from a PDF, using GhostScript
In this example we extract pages 14-17

Search some text from all files inside a directory

Search big files with long lines
This is a handy way to circumvent the "Maximum line length of 2048 exceeded" grep error. Once you have run the above command (or put it in your .bashrc), files can be searched using: $ lgrep search-string /file/to/search


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