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Force machine to reboot no matter what (even if /sbin/shutdown is hanging)
This will cause your machine to INSTANTLY reboot. No un-mounting of drives or anything. Very handy when something has gone horribly wrong with your server in that co-location facility miles away with no remote hands! Suspect this works with all 2.2, 2.4 and 2.6 Linux kernels compiled with magic-syskey-request support.

clear MyDNS-ng cache
Occasionally, to force zone updating, cache flush is necessary. This command is better than restart the mydns daemon.

Print permanent subtitles on a video (international edition :) )
If it's Hebrew [most probably all RTL languages. Comments?], add -flip-hebrew and -noflip-hebrew-commas to the mplayer switches: $ transcode -i myvideo.avi -x mplayer="-utf8 -flip-hebrew -noflip-hebrew-commas -sub myvideo.srt" -o myvideo_subtitled.avi -y xvid

stop windows update
Windows only: stops windows update and the nagging restart window. You need your admin password for this one.

Delete All Objects From An S3 Bucket Using S3cmd

List docker volumes by container

delete all bitbucket repos via rest API v2 (req: jq and curl)
bitbucket paginates at around 1360 characters, so if you have several pages of repos in git hub you can just add "?page={1..4}" the url used to get all the repos. you can also use -v for the deletion curl if you want to see the response from the server.

faster version of ls *
I know its not much but is very useful in time consuming scripts (cron, rc.d, etc).

Replaces a color in a PDF document, useful for removing a dark background before printing.
The pdf is first converted to a bitmap, so change "-density" to match your printer resolution. Also be careful about the RAM required. In this example rgb(0,0,0) is replaced by rgb(255,255,255), change to suit your needs.

MySQL: Slice out a specific table from the output of mysqldump
Only filters the statement related to a specific table ('departments', in the example), from the output of mysqldump


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