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Unzip and untar a *.tar.gz file in one go to a specific directory
A *.tar.gz file needs to be unzipped & then untarred. Previously I might have unzipped first with $gunzip -d file.tar.gz and then untarred the result with $tar -xvf file.tar (Options are extract, verbose, file) Using the -z (decompress) option on tar avoids the use of gzip (or gunzip) first. Additionally the -C option will specify the directory to extract to.

Extract dd-image from VirtualBox VDI container and mount it
Tested with NTFS and found on this site: http://forensicir.blogspot.com/2008/01/virtualbox-and-forensics-tools.html The first 32256 bytes is the MBR

run remote linux desktop
First of all you need to run this command. X :12.0 vt12 2>&1 >/dev/null & This command will open a X session on 12th console. And it will show you blank screen. Now press Alt + Ctrl + F7. You will get your original screen. Now run given command "xterm -display :12.0 -e ssh -X [email protected] &". After this press Alt + Ctrl + F12. You will get a screen which will ask you for password for remote linux system. And after it you are done. You can open any window based application of remote system on your desktop. Press Alt + Ctrl + F7 for getting original screen.

Create package dependency graph
Create Debian package dependency graph using GraphViz

livehttpheaders (firefox addon) replacement
Default output-file is "liveh.txt". This uses only BRE, in case you're using an older version of sed(1) that doesn't have support for ERE added. With a modern sed(1), to reduce false positive matches, you might do something like: liveh(){ tcpdump -lnnAs512 -i ${1-} tcp |sed 's/.*GET /GET /;s/.*Host: /Host: /;s/.*POST /POST /;/GET |Host: |POST /!d;/[\"'"'"]/d;/\.\./d;w '"${2-liveh.txt}"'' >/dev/null ;} Anyway, it's easy to clean up the output file with sed(1) later.

Bash: escape '-' character in filename
If you don't escape the - of the filename, you will get the command interpreting it as a parameter, returning (in the best case) an error.

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

sort list of email addresses by domain.tld
email random list can be created here: https://www.randomlists.com/email-addresses

Auto-log commands
A quick alias I use right before logging into a server so that I have a log of the transactions as well as the ability to re-connect from another computer. Useful for when your boss says "what commands did you run again on that server?" and you had already closed the terminal ;) I wrapped it in a script now, with more features, but this is the heart of it. Never leave home without it.


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