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Image to color palette generator
Extract a color palette from a image useful for designers. Example usage: $extract-palette myawesomeimage.jpg 4 Where the first argument is the image you want to extract a palette from. The second argument is the number of colors you want. It may be the case where you want to change the search space. In that case, change the -resize argument to a bigger or smaller result. See the ImageMagick documentation for the -resize argument.

show all programs connected or listening on a network port
Use the aliased command 'nsl'

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

Automagically update grub.conf labels after installing a new kernel
I like to label my grub boot options with the correct kernel version/build. After building and installing a new kernel with "make install" I had to edit my grub.conf by hand. To avoid this, I've decided to write this little command line to: 1. read the version/build part of the filename to which the kernel symlinks point 2. replace the first label lines of grub.conf grub.conf label lines must be in this format: Latest [{name}-{version/build}] Old [{name}-{version/build}] only the {version/build} part is substituted. For instance: title Latest [GNU/Linux-2.6.31-gentoo-r10.201003] would turn to title Latest [GNU/Linux-2.6.32-gentoo-r7.201004]"

Create user add lines from partial passwd file
Handy if you are installing a new server or recovering an old one and you have a passwd file with the accounts you want to add to the server. If you edit the file so that only the accounts that you want to add are left this line will spit out the correct useradd lines. The uid, gecos and shell will be preserved.

postgresql SQL to show count of ALL tables (relations) including relation-size
Postgresql specific SQL - to show count of ALL tables including relation-size (pg_relation_size = used space on filesystem) - might need a VACUUM ANALYZE before showing all counts correctly !

Remove all cached images for icons related to your profile
Run inside Command Prompt (cmd.exe) as admin. Note that you must close explorer.exe first, and even so some files will not be deleted, will say "Access is denied." To definitely delete them enter with another admin user or from other operating system and access the drive.

Check the status of a network interface

Share a file quickly using a python web server
Raise your hand if you haven't used this at least once to share a directory quickly

Insert the last argument of the previous command
for example if you did a: $ ls -la /bin/ls then $ ls !$ is equivalent to doing a $ ls /bin/ls


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