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Read funny developer comments in the Linux source tree
These are way better than fortune(6).

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Random quote from Borat -- no html parsing
Turns out smacie.com has a text file containing every single one of the borat quotes, each one on a newline. This makes it very convenient, as this can be done without any sed-parsing, and uses less bandwitdth! Note that borate quotes are quite offensive, much more so than "fortunes-off"!

Display the top 10 running processes - sorted by memory usage
A pretty nice display of processes.

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.

Print current runlevel
Prints current runlevel and system start time. On older systems it also shows the last init state. Pretty useful on remote systems, pretty useless on local ones :)

USE WITH CAUTION: perminately delete old kernel packages

Create tar over SSH
Really useful when out of space in your current machine. You can ran this also with cat for example: $ tar zcvf - /folder/ | ssh [email protected] "cat > /dest/folder/file.tar.gz" Or even run other command's: $ tcpdump | ssh [email protected] "cat > /tmp/tcpdump.log"

Send data securly over the net.
Using OpenSSL we can encrypt any input we wish and then use Netcat to create a socket which can be connected to from an externally source (even using a Web Browser)

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.


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