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Single use vnc-over-ssh connection
This command 1. SSH into a machine 2. Tunnels VNC port to your local computer ("-L 5900:localhost:5900") 3. Runs a single use vnc server ("x11vnc -safer -localhost -nopw -once -display :0") 4. Goes into the background ("-f") 5. Runs VNC viewer on the local computer connecting to the remote machine via the newly created SSH tunnel ("vinagre localhost:5900")

Quickly CD Out Of Directories
`up 3` will climb the directory tree by three steps. `up asdf` will do nothing, and returns exit code 1 as an error should.

Get ssh server fingerprints
Get your server's fingerprints to give to users to verify when they ssh in. Publickey locations may vary by distro. Fingerprints should be provided out-of-band.

Securely stream (and save) a file from a remote server
Securely stream a file from a remote server (and save it locally). Useful if you're impatient and want to watch a movie immediately and download it at the same time without using extra bandwidth. This is an extension of snipertyler's idea. Note: This command uses an encrypted connection, unlike the original.

Top 15 processes with the largest number of open files
See the summary.

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Chrome sucks

extract element of xml
Prints the value of a XML node rather than the entire node.

Create a tar archive using xz compression
compress directory archive with xz compression, if tar doesn't have the -J option (OSX tar doesn't have -J)

Resize all JPEGs in a directory
This command requires the imagemagick libraries and will resize all files with the .jpg extension to a width of 1024 pixels and will keep the same proportions as the original image.


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