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pretend to be busy in office to enjoy a cup of coffee
Create a progress dialog with custom title and text using zenity.

Test file system type before further commands execution
Exclude 400 client hosts with NFS auto-mounted home directories. Easily modified for inclusion in your scripts.

List dot-files and dirs, but not . or ..

List programs with open ports and connections

Collect a lot of icons from /usr/share/icons (may overwrite some, and complain a bit)
Today I needed to choose an icon for an app. My simpler way: put all of /usr/share/icons in myicons folder and brows'em with nautilus. Then rm -r 'ed the entire dir.

Find writable files
Have a grudge against someone on your network? Do a "find -writable" in their directory and see what you can vandalize! But seriously, this is really useful to check the files in your own home directory to make sure they can't inadvertently be changed by someone else's wayward script.

Display usb power mode on all devices

DVD-Rip
Make backups of your home DVDs easily. Other: mencoder dvd://1 -o "$targetDir/$dvdTitle.avi" -aid "$audioID" -ovc x264 -x264encopts qp=26:frameref=3:bframes=15:direct_pred=auto:cabac:weight_b:partitions=all:8x8dct:me=esa:me_range=24:subq=7:mixed_refs:trellis=2:bitrate=1000:nofast_pskip:threads=0 -oac mp3lame

Get AWS temporary credentials ready to export based on a MFA virtual appliance
You might want to secure your AWS operations requiring to use a MFA token. But then to use API or tools, you need to pass credentials generated with a MFA token. This commands asks you for the MFA code and retrieves these credentials using AWS Cli. To print the exports, you can use: `awk '{ print "export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=\"" $1 "\"\n" "export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=\"" $2 "\"\n" "export AWS_SESSION_TOKEN=\"" $3 "\"" }'` You must adapt the command line to include: * $MFA_IDis ARN of the virtual MFA or serial number of the physical one * TTL for the credentials

Clear mistyped passwords from password prompt
Type ^u at password prompt to clear a mistyped password.


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