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Check if network cable is plugged in and working correctly
with 'mii-tool -w eth0' you can watch the interface for changes of the link status

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

pretend to be busy in office to enjoy a cup of coffee
This will turn it in an infinite loop and also shows random words from a file, so it won't be the same each time and also not just a number.

use SHIFT + ALT to toggle between two keyboard layouts
change the last two-character abbreviation to any layout abbreviation you want. This command will only run in the current session, add to your ~/.bashrc to make this permanent.

Geolocate a given IP address

Convert "man page" to text file
You can convert any UNIX man page to .txt

determine if tcp port is open
for udp nmap -sU -p 80 hostname

Alias for getting OpenPGP keys for Launchpad PPAs on Ubuntu
Makes it easy to add keys to new ppa sources entries in apt sources.list Now to add the key for the chromium-daily ppa: $ launchpadkey 4E5E17B5

Monitor progress of a command
Pipe viewer is a terminal-based tool for monitoring the progress of data through a pipeline. It can be inserted into any normal pipeline between two processes to give a visual indication of how quickly data is passing through, how long it has taken, how near to completion it is, and an estimate of how long it will be until completion. Source: http://www.catonmat.net/blog/unix-utilities-pipe-viewer/

Open multiple tabs in Firefox from a file containing urls
this will open a new tab in firefox for every line in a file the sleep is removable but i found that if you have a large list of urls 50+, and no sleep, it will try to open all the urls at once and this will cause them all to load a lot slower, also depending on the ram of your system sleep gives you a chance to close the tabs before they overload your ram, removing & >2/dev/null will yield unpredictable results.


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