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Launch firefox on a remote linux server
Actually 'firefox' is a script that then launches the 'firefox-bin' executable. You need to specify the 'no-remote' option in order to launch remote firefox instead of your local one (this drove me crazy time ago)

Poke a Webserver to see what it's powered by.
the good: Server: Apache/2.2.8 (Ubuntu) PHP/5.2.4-2ubuntu5.4 with Suhosin-Patch the bad: Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0 and the ugly: Server: Apache/2.2.10 (Win32) mod_ssl/2.2.10 OpenSSL/0.9.8i PHP/5.2.6

Extract title from HTML files
previous version leaves lots of blank lines

for too many arguments by *
$ grep ERROR *.log -bash: /bin/grep: Argument list too long $ echo *.log | xargs grep ERROR /dev/null 20090119.00011.log:DANGEROUS ERROR

Prettify an XML file
Like `tidy`, `xmllint` can be used to prettify XML files. The --nsclean option is also useful to remove redundant namespaces.

extracting audio and video from a movie
rips the audio and video stream of a movie. The two streams are stored separately.

Convert seconds to [DD:][HH:]MM:SS
Converts any number of seconds into days, hours, minutes and seconds. sec2dhms() { declare -i SS="$1" D=$(( SS / 86400 )) H=$(( SS % 86400 / 3600 )) M=$(( SS % 3600 / 60 )) S=$(( SS % 60 )) [ "$D" -gt 0 ] && echo -n "${D}:" [ "$H" -gt 0 ] && printf "%02g:" "$H" printf "%02g:%02g\n" "$M" "$S" }

Colorful man
Colourful with vim regex finding goodness! Replace the 'man' with the page to be looked up. I actually have as a function in my .profile function vman { /usr/bin/man $* | /usr/bin/col -b | /usr/bin/iconv -c | view -c 'set ft=man nomod nolist nospell nonu' -

move all files older than 60 days to a folder

SVN Status log to CSV
Note you have also the --xml option ;)


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