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Resets your MAC to a random MAC address to make you harder to find.
Next time you are leaching off of someone else's wifi use this command before you start your bittorrent ...for legitimate files only of course. It creates a hexidecimal string using md5sum from the first few lines of /dev/urandom and splices it into the proper MAC address format. Then it changes your MAC and resets your wireless (wlan0:0).

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Get your Firefox bookmarks
Extracts yours bookmarks out of sqlite with the format: dateAdded|url

Output system statistics every 5 seconds with timestamp
See man vmstat for information about the statistics. This does the same thing without the timestamp: $vmstat 5

List all authors of a particular git project
Gets the authors, sorts by number of commits (as a vague way of estimating how much of the project is their work, i.e. the higher in the list, the more they've done) and then outputs the results.

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Convert DOS newlines (CR/LF) to Unix format
Convert DOS newlines (CR/LF) to Unix format using sed command

Convert Unix newlines to DOS newlines
The ctrl+v,ctrl+m portion represents key presses that you should do. If you do it successfully you should see a ^M character appear.

Tail a log-file over the network
it also works with the chrome browser. The alternative with tail and nc doesn't


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