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A command to post a message to Twitter that includes your geo-location and a short URL.
A command to post a message to Twitter that includes your geo-location and a short URL. The link shortening service is provide by TinyURL, the geo-location service is provided by HostIP and the IP address lookup service is provided by AppSpot. This is an upgrade of an of one of my previous contributions: http://tinyurl.com/yd2xtzv.

Second pass dvd rip... The set of commands was too long, so I had to separate them into two.
This set of commands will rip a dvd title using a 2 pass mencoder xvid encode. It will provide a great quality rip. It will rip as close to 700MB as possible. (note the bitrate of -700000) Enjoy!

Create a Multi-Part Archive Without Proprietary Junkware
Leave it to a proprietary software vendor to turn a cheap and easy parlor trick into a selling point. "Hey guys, why don't we turn our _collection of multiple files_ into a *collection of multiple files*!!" Extract the ^above with this: $ cat pics.tar.gz.??? | tar xzv ^extract on any Unix - no need to install junkware! (If you must make proprietary software, at least make it do something *new*) if [ -e windows ]; then use 7-Zip

Read random news on the internet
Access a random news web page on the internet. The Links browser can of course be replaced by Firefox or any modern graphical web browser.

show git commit history

Tail a log-file over the network
Netcat is used to serve a log-file over a network on port 1234. Point a browser to the specified server/port combo to view log-file updates in real-time.

Broadcast your shell thru ports 5000, 5001, 5002 ...
run 'nc yourip 5000', 'nc yourip 5001' or 'nc yourip 5002' elsewhere will produce an exact same mirror of your shell. This is handy when you want to show someone else some amazing stuff in your shell without giving them control over it.

git diff of files that have been staged ie 'git add'ed

Do some learning...
no loop, only one call of grep, scrollable ("less is more", more or less...)

Line Separator That is Width of Terminal
Creates a line seperator that will be the width of your window.


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