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The NMAP command you can use scan for the Conficker virus on your LAN
This was posted on reddit. replace 192.168.0.1-256 with the IP's you want to check.

Do some Perl learning...
Prerequisites: module Pod::Webserver installed. You can install it typing: $ sudo perl -MCPAN -e 'install Pod::Webserver' You can replace elinks with your fav browser. For FF: $podwebserver& sleep 2; firefox -remote 'openurl( http://127.0.0.1:8020/, new-tab )' If you have Firefox open, this will pop-up the index web in a new tab.

Show crontabs for all users
added echo "### Crontabs for $user ####"; to make clear whose crontab is listed.

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

Write comments to your history.
A null operation with the name 'comment', allowing comments to be written to HISTFILE. Prepending '#' to a command will *not* write the command to the history file, although it will be available for the current session, thus '#' is not useful for keeping track of comments past the current session.

A snooze button for xmms2 alarm clock
you can also run "xmms2 pause & at now +5min

Download all images from a 4chan thread
First (and only) argument should be a 4chan thread URL.

Add an audio soundtrack to a series of images to create an flv
Creates a 5 minute flv file, with the given sequence of images and audio with 0.5 fps. The images were created using the following command: for x in `seq 0 300`; do cp ../head.PNG head-`printf '%03d' $x`.png; done You can also inject metadata to seek easier using yamdi as follows: yamdi -i muxed.flv -o video.flv

Don't save commands in bash history (only for current session)
Unsetting HISTFILE avoid getting current session history list saved.

See udev at work
See how your system works with pendrives/mice/monitors/whatever-you-can-plug-in. Use cases: see on which /dev/... your peripherals are, find out if a specific udev rule is being applied correctly.


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