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download and unpack tarball without leaving it sitting on your hard drive

Congratulations on new year
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floating point operations in shell scripts
using bc is for sissies. dc is much better :-D Polish notation will rule the world...

send echo to socket network
this command will send a message to the socket 25 on host 192.168.1.2 in tcp. works on udp and icmp understand only IP address, not hostname. on the other side (192.168.1.2), you can listen to this socket and test if you receive the message. easy to diagnose a firewall problem or not.

Set laptop display brightness
Run as root. Path may vary depending on laptop model and video card (this was tested on an Acer laptop with ATI HD3200 video). $ cat /proc/acpi/video/VGA/LCD/brightness to discover the possible values for your display.

insert ip range using vim
fast method for insert ip range using vim

Get a regular updated list of zombies
to omit "grep -v", put some brackets around a single character

Recover cvs ": no such repository" error

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Search and play youtube videos directly to terminal (no X needed)
pyt 'Stairway to heaven - Led Zeppelin' pyt 'brain damage - Pink Floyd' No web browser or even X needed. Just a cli and internet connection! mplayer is pauseable and can skip ahead This may break if youtube changes their search html.


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