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a function to find the fastest DNS server
http://public-dns.info gives a list of online dns servers. you need to change the country in url (br in this url) with your country code. this command need some time to ping all IP in list.

Copy input sent to a command to stderr
In the above example 'muspi merol' (the output of the first rev command) is sent to stderr and 'lorem ipsum' (the output of the second rev command) is sent to stdout. rev reverse lines of a file or files. This use of tee allows testing if a program correctly handles its input without using files that hold the data.

Search for a string inside all files in the current directory
ack seeks for , list all found files and display everything in nice colors. Look for it in http://betterthangrep.com/

run command on a group of nodes in parallel

stop windows update
Windows only: stops windows update and the nagging restart window. You need your admin password for this one.

print offsets of file disk for losetup/loop-mount
If you want to mount partitions of an disk image, you need the offsets and sizes of the partitions. This command prints them in the format that losetup understands.

list files recursively by size

Kill a process by its partial name
pkill is a standard command and kills processes Byte part of their name.

pdfcount: get number of pages in a PDF file

extract audio from flv to mp3


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