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Create an SSH SOCKS proxy server on localhost:8000 that will re-start itself if something breaks the connection temporarily
This command will log you into somehost via SSH and then go into the background (-f). From there, you can point e.g. firefox at localhost:8000 as a SOCKS proxy. Autossh will use port 20000 and 20001 to send and receive test data on those ports to ensure the SSH tunnel is still running, and will try to re-start the tunnel if it goes down. Make sure you have ssh-agent running, or passwordless ssh keys distributed between the two hosts.

Disable annoying sound emanations from the PC speaker
To ensure that it will never come back, you can edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist Add "blacklist pcspkr" sans quotes

find files ignoring .svn and its decendents

replace XX by YY in the the current directory and cd to it. ( in ZSH )
If you are in /begin/path/with/XX/pattern cd XX YY will change your current directory to /begin/path/with/YY/pattern in ZSH

Download entire website for offline viewing
?mirror : turn on options suitable for mirroring. -p : download all files that are necessary to properly display a given HTML page. ?convert-links : after the download, convert the links in document for local viewing. -P ./LOCAL-DIR : save all the files and directories to the specified directory.

get rid of lines with non ascii characters
found here: https://stackoverflow.com/a/9035939

Mount a truecrypt drive from a file from the command line interactively
It seems to completely void the benefit of having an encrypted folder if you then have a script on your unencrypted hard drive with your password in it. This command will mount a truecrypt file at a given mount point after asking you for the password.

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.

Find the package that installed a command

Create AUTH PLAIN string to test SMTP AUTH session
I use this as an alias: alias authplain "printf '\!:1\0\!:1\0\!:2' | mmencode | tr -d '\n' | sed 's/^/AUTH PLAIN /'" then.. # authplain someuser@somedomain.com secretpassword AUTH PLAIN c29tZXVzZXJAc29tZWRvbWFpbi5jb20Ac29tZXVzZXJAc29tZWRvbWFpbi5jb20Ac2VjcmV0cGFzc3dvcmQ= #


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