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Generate an XKCD #936 style 4 word password
The improvement of this command over Strawp's original alternative is that you can specify the size of the words, in this particular case words between 3 and 5 character's long. It also excludes words that contain apostrophes, if you'd rather keep those words simply substitue [^'] for .

Delete C style comments using vim

iso to USB with dd and show progress status
need package: pv apt-get install pv get the iso size in byte with ls -l install-cd.iso /dev/sdb is your USB Device (without partitionNr.)

Test a SSLv2 connection
Test for weak SSL version.

Assign function keys to your frequent commands
This is a common use of bind. Hitting any key after will output the key's character sequence. This makes possible using it into a bind command. So pressing ctrl+v and then F2 will output "^[[12~", once binded every time you'll press the function key F2 it will execute your command. Added the \n to make it execute it as well.

Get IP from hostname

list files recursively by size

What is my public IP-address?
alternative to $curl ifconfig.me for those that don't have curl

Search shoutcast web radio by keyword
Searches for web radio by submitted keyword and returns the station name and the link for listing . May be enhanced to read user's selection and submit it to mplayer.

Transfer large files/directories with no overhead over the network
This invokes tar on the remote machine and pipes the resulting tarfile over the network using ssh and is saved on the local machine. This is useful for making a one-off backup of a directory tree with zero storage overhead on the source. Variations on this include using compression on the source by using 'tar cfvp' or compression at the destination via $ ssh [email protected] "cd dir; tar cfp - *" | gzip - > file.tar.gz


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