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Slightly better compressed archives
Avoids creating useless directory entries in archive, and sorts files by (roughly) extension, which is likely to group similar files together for better compression. 1%-5% improvement.

Open screen on the previous command
I often find myself wanting to open screen on whatever command I'm currently running. Unfortunately, opening a fresh screen session spawns a new bash session, which doesn't keep my history, so calling screen directly with the previous command is the only way to go.

Install a Firefox add-on/theme to all users
To install a theme use: $ sudo firefox -install-global-theme /path/to/theme You can get the .xpi or .jar file from the versions history on the add-on/theme page. NOTE: may not work in your system (Debian-based is an example).

Performance tip: compress /usr/
Periodically run the one-liner above if/when there are significant changes to the files in /usr/ = Before rebooting, add following to /etc/fstab : = $ /squashed/usr/usr.sfs /squashed/usr/ro squashfs loop,ro 0 0 $ usr /usr aufs udba=reval,br:/squashed/usr/rw:/squashed/usr/ro 0 0 No need to delete original /usr/ ! (unless you don't care about recovery). Also AuFS does not work with XFS

Generate pretty secure random passwords
These are my favourite switches on pwgen: -B Don't include ambiguous characters in the password -n Include at least one number in the password -y Include at least one special symbol in the password -c Include at least one capital letter in the password It just works! Add a number to set password length, add another to set how many password to output. Example: pwgen -Bnyc 12 20 this will output 20 password of 12 chars length.

Backup all mysql databases to individual files on a remote server
It grabs all the database names granted for the $MYSQLUSER and gzip them to a remote host via SSH.

Print entire field if string is detected in column
It searches for a specific value in the specified column and if it finds it it'll print the whole field/row. Similarly, if you don't know what you're looking for exactly but want to exclude something you're already aware of, you can exclude that "something: awk '{ if ($column != "string") print $0}'

tcpdump sniff pop3,imap,smtp and http

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Submit data to a HTML form with POST method and save the response
Assume that you have a form , in the source look for something similar to : input name="rid" type="TEXT" input name="submit" value="SUBMIT" type="SUBMIT" align="center" Then exec the command to get the response into html More info : www.h3manth.com


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