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Download all images from a 4chan thread
Useful for ripping wallpaper from 4chan.org/wg

Create a bunch of dummy text files

List apache2 virtualhosts
Lists virtualhosts currently enabled for apache2, showing the ServerName:port, conf file and DocumentRoot

Copy with progress

burn an ISO image to writable CD
Does life get much easier? Read up about wodim for an understanding of its origins in relation to the older `cdrecord` utility

List latest 5 modified files recursively
The output format is given by the -printf parameter: %[email protected] = modify time in seconds since Jan. 1, 1970, 00:00 GMT, with fractional part. Mandatory, hidden in the end. %TY-%Tm-%Td %TH:%TM:%.2TS = modify time as YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS. Optional. %p = file path Refer to http://linux.die.net/man/1/find for more about -printf formatting. ------------------------ sort -nr = sort numerically and reverse (higher values - most recent timestamp - first) head -n 5 = get only 5 first lines (change 5 to whatever you want) cut -f2- -d" " = trim first field (timestamp, used only for sorting) ------------------------ Very useful for building scripts for detecting malicious files upload and malware injections.

Use tcpdump to monitor all DNS queries and responses

Reset hosed terminal,
stty sane resets the tty to basic usable function. The ^J is a newline -- sometimes CR/LF interpretation is broken so use the ^J explicitly.

find only current directory (universal)
you must be in the directory to analyse report all files and links in the currect directory, not recursively. this find command ahs been tested on hp-ux/linux/aix/solaris.

one-liner mpc track changer using dmenu
Add a [fluxbox] binding in your key file then this command provides a dmenu selector for the next track to play


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