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Find the package that installed a command

Write on the console without being registered
just use a space to prevent commands from being recorded in bash's history on most systems

Determine if a port is open with bash
For times when netcat isn't available. Will throw a Connection refused message if a port is closed. Scriptable: $ (: /dev/null && echo "OPEN" || echo "CLOSED"

Sort and count subjects of emails stuck in Exim queue

Do some Perl learning...
Prerequisites: module Pod::Webserver installed. You can install it typing: $ sudo perl -MCPAN -e 'install Pod::Webserver' You can replace elinks with your fav browser. For FF: $podwebserver& sleep 2; firefox -remote 'openurl( http://127.0.0.1:8020/, new-tab )' If you have Firefox open, this will pop-up the index web in a new tab.

Block all FaceBook traffic

Copy all files. All normal files, all hidden files and all files starting with - (minus).
./* is for copying files starting with - .[!.]* is for copying hidden files and avoiding copying files from the parent directory. ..?* is for copying files starting with .. (avoids the directory ..) /path/to/dir the path to the directory where the files should be copied Can also be used as a script. Input argument is /path/to/dir in tcsh, replace .[!.]* with .[^.]*

copy hybrid iso images to USB key for booting from it, progress bar and remaining time are displayed while copying

Get IPv4 of eth0 for use with scripts
Combines wgzhao's grep | awk | sed into one awk command.

create ICO file with more than one image
requires imagemagick. -background transparent is of course optional.


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