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start a vnc server session to connect to a gdm login screen

Avoiding history file to be overwritten
If histappend options is set in bash, the file .bash_history will not be overwrite and history list is append to it.

Pretty-print user/group info for a given user

Suppress output of loud commands you don't want to hear from

Remove a range of lines from a file

Makes the permissions of file2 the same as file1
same as the chmod example, but should also copy extended access control list attributes. deliberately stolen from: $man setfacl

Text graphing ping output filter
Nasty perl one-liner that provides a sparkline of ping times. If you want a different history than the last 30, just put that value in. It (ab)uses unicode to draw the bars, inspired by https://github.com/joemiller/spark-ping . It's not the most bug-free piece of code, but what it lacks in robustness it makes up for in capability. :) If anyone has any ideas on how to make it more compact or better, I'd love to hear them. I included a ping to google in the command just as an example (and burned up 10 chars doing it!). You should use it with: $ ping example.com | $SPARKLINE_PING_COMMAND

backup system over ssh, exlucde common dirs

Working random fact generator
Though without infinite time and knowledge of how the site will be designed in the future this may stop working, it still will serve as a simple straight forward starting point. This uses the observation that the only item marked as strong on the page is the single logical line that includes the italicized fact. If future revisions of the page show failure, or intermittent failure, one may simply alter the above to read. $ wget randomfunfacts.com -O - 2>/dev/null | tee lastfact | grep \ | sed "s;^.*\(.*\).*$;\1;" The file lastfact, can then be examined whenever the command fails.

Check if a web page has changed last time checked.
Checks if a web page has changed. Put it into cron to check periodically. Change http://www.page.de/test.html and mail@mail.de for your needs.


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