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

Calculate days on which Friday the 13th occurs (inspired from the work of the user justsomeguy)
Friday is the 5th day of the week, monday is the 1st. Output may be affected by locale.

Create Encrypted WordPress MySQL Backup without any DB details, just the wp-config.php
The coolest way I've found to backup a wordpress mysql database using encryption, and using local variables created directly from the wp-config.php file so that you don't have to type them- which would allow someone sniffing your terminal or viewing your shell history to see your info. I use a variation of this for my servers that have hundreds of wordpress installs and databases by using a find command for the wp-config.php file and passing that through xargs to my function.

Download an entire ftp directory using wget
If the username includes an @ you can use this one: wget -r --user=username_here --password=pass_here ftp://ftp.example.com

Get full directory path of a script regardless of where it is run from
Also resolves symlinks, showing the full path of the link target

tail -f a log file over ssh into growl

Equivalent to ifconfig -a in HPUX

Copy a folder with progress with pv

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Coping files, excluding certain files
Preserve file structure when coping and exclude some file o dir patterns


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