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Mute xterm
Disable the annoying beep in xterm

fork performance test
grabbed from Andrew Aylett post: http://superuser.com/questions/133313/can-i-speed-up-cygwins-fork

check web server port 80 response header

Quickly generate an MD5 hash for a text string using OpenSSL
Thanks to OpenSSL, you can quickly and easily generate MD5 hashes for your passwords. Alternative (thanks to linuxrawkstar and atoponce): $ echo -n 'text to be encrypted' | md5sum - Note that the above method does not utlise OpenSSL.

display information about the CPU

simple port check command

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"

Stream audio over ssh
This one doesn't need to convert to wav.

Delete only binary files in a directory
Please note that binary file checking is NOT perfect. So, use it with caution. It does not delete hidden files whose name has a leading '.' character. And it regards an empty file as a binary file.

find out how many days since given date
You can also do this for seconds, minutes, hours, etc... Can't use dates before the epoch, though.


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