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How to run X without any graphics hardware
This starts an X server using Xvfb(1) (no graphics hardware required), then starts a VNC server on the display. Change :1 if there's a conflict with an existing display, and change 800x600x24 to suit your tastes (24 is the bit depth, 800x600 is the size). This command obviously requires X be installed, and also x11vnc(1); both are available via your favourite package manager. You can also use another VNC server of your choosing, as long as DISPLAY is set to the display of Xvfb(1). To change your desktop environment (the default is twm(1), which is rather fail), you can add it to your ~/.xinitrc file (see the startx(1) manpage for details).

Download an entire website
-p parameter tells wget to include all files, including images. -e robots=off you don't want wget to obey by the robots.txt file -U mozilla as your browsers identity. --random-wait to let wget chose a random number of seconds to wait, avoid get into black list. Other Useful wget Parameters: --limit-rate=20k limits the rate at which it downloads files. -b continues wget after logging out. -o $HOME/wget_log.txt logs the output

IP addresses connected to port 80
IP addresses and number of connections connected to port 80.

Convert multiple pdf's to jpg in linux using the convert command

Run a command when a file is changed

translate with google, get all translations
the google-api gives you only one translation which is sometimes insufficent. this function gives you all translations, so you can choose which one fits best.

List of commands you use most often
Plot your most used commands with gnuplot.

Pipe STDOUT to vim
The hyphen tells vim to open from STDOUT - saves having to create temporary files.

dont execute command just add it to history as a comment, handy if your command is not "complete" yet

Check your unread Gmail from the command line
notice what happens when there is more than one unread message in a thread... also people please dont hardcode the password when you use curl. Leave it out and curl will ask you when it runs. Please...?


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