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Propagate X session cookies on a different user and login as that user
Reads a username from

Synchronize date and time with a server over ssh
Set Remote Server Date using Local Server Time (push)

Search for packages, ranked by popularity
This will take the packages matching a given `apt-cache search` query (a collection of AND'd words or regexps) and tell you how popular they are. This is particularly nice for those times you have to figure out which solution to use for e.g. a PDF reader or a VNC client. Substitute "ubuntu.com" for "debian.org" if you want this to use Ubuntu's data instead. Everything else will work perfectly.

Exclude inserting a table from a sql import
Starting with a large MySQL dump file (*.sql) remove any lines that have inserts for the specified table. Sometimes one or two tables are very large and uneeded, eg. log tables. To exclude multiple tables you can get fancy with sed, or just run the command again on subsequently generated files.

execute a shell with netcat without -e
Shorter version with proper stderr redirection .

Get MX records for a domain
command is shorter, output unnecessary longer

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.

Recursively remove .svn directories

Job Control
background and disown, but with a proper one-line syntax

Printable random characters
Reads psuedorandom bytes from /dev/urandom, filtering out non-printable ones. Other character classes can be used, such as [:alpha:], [:digit:] and [:alnum:]. To get a string of 10 lowercase letters: $ tr -dc '[:lower:]' < /dev/urandom | head -c 10


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