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Lookup hostname for IP address

convert all files in a dir of a certain type to flv
This converts all m4a files in a dir to flv. You can just swap the m4a bit to anything else ffmpeg supports though, and it'll work.

Watch a dig in progress
Watch a dig in progress

draw matrix using dot

fix broken permissions

Install a basic FreeBSD system
Install a basic FreeBSD system on a distant server. I use this to install FreeBSD on servers that can only boot a Linux rescue system. This sytem loads on ram when booted, so it is possible to install freely. You can even install on ZFS root !

Insert the last argument of the previous command
for example if you did a: $ ls -la /bin/ls then $ ls !$ is equivalent to doing a $ ls /bin/ls

Converts to PDF all the OpenOffice.org files in the directory
Requieres unoconv (debian package)

Getting information about model no. of computer
This command gives a model information of a computer. Also useful in determining the host is a VM machine or actual physical machine.

leave a stale ssh session
When your ssh session hanged (probably due to some network issues) you can "kill" it by hitting those 3 keys instead of closing the entire terminal.


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