Commands by scubacuda (7)

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Turns a PDF into HTML (without images) and prints it to the standard out which is picked up and interpreted by w3m.

check open ports without netstat or lsof

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Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
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Get own public IP address
Returns your external IP address to the command line using only wget

Find public IP when behind a random router (also see description)
Depends on GET. You can also replace GET with curl, or `wget -qO -` if GET isn't available.


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