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urlencoding with one pure BASH builtin
opposite of https://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/10014/urldecoding-with-one-pure-bash-builtin ;-)

Outputs files with ascii art in the intended form.
Files containing ascii art (e.g. with .nfo extension) are typically not correctly reproduced at the command line when using cat. With iconv one can easily write a wrapper to solve this: $ #!/bin/bash $ if [ -z "[email protected]" ]; then echo "Usage: $(basename $0) file [file] ..." $ else iconv -f437 -tutf8 "[email protected]"; fi $ exit 0

Check reverse DNS

Find the package that installed a command

perl one-liner to get the current week number
Not perl but shorter.

Clean up the garbage an accidental unzipping makes
List out all the names from the zip file and pass it to xargs utility to delete each one of them

generate a random 10 character password
Generate a table of random 10 character passwords

Command Line to Get the Stock Quote via Yahoo
Retrieve the current stock price from Yahoo Finance. The output is simply the latest price (which could be delayed). If you want to look up stock for a different company, replace csco with your symbol.

Encrypt and password-protect execution of any bash script
(Please see sample output for usage) script.bash is your script, which will be crypted to script.secure script.bash --> script.secure You can execute script.secure only if you know the password. If you die, your script dies with you. If you modify the startup line, be careful with the offset calculation of the crypted block (the XX string). Not difficult to make script editable (an offset-dd piped to a gpg -d piped to a vim - piped to a gpg -c directed to script.new ), but not enough space to do it on a one liner.

Add calendar to desktop wallpaper
Add calendar to desktop wallpaper , mess with the coordinates to place where you like


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