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foo <--> german translation with dict.leo.org
Translate strings from non-german to german (and vice versa) using LEO. Put it in your ~/.bashrc. Usage: $ leo words   To use another language other than english, use an option: $ leo -xx words Valid language options: ch - chinese en - english es - spanish fr - french it - italian pl - polish pt - portuguese ru - russian The other language will always be german!

Quickly create an alias for changing into the current directory

Compress a series of png pictures to an avi movie.
cd /path/to/your/png_pics mencoder "mf://*.png" -mf fps=2 -o output.avi -ovc lavc -lavcopts vcodec=mpeg4 then you can get a movie named output.avi.

Convert all JPEG images to MP4
Source: http://superuser.com/a/624574

command line calculator
simple function , floating point number is supported.

ubuntu easter eggs

Scan for nearby Bluetooth devices.
Scans local area for visible Bluetooth devices. Use 'hcitool inq' to discover the type of device it is. And use -i hciX option to specify the local Bluetooth device to use.

Unpack .tgz File On Linux
With -a you don't care about file type (bz2, gzip, etc.)

Block all IP addresses and domains that have attempted brute force SSH login to computer
I use iptables. To rate limit connections. Very easy and no ban lists to manage.

Get AWS temporary credentials ready to export based on a MFA virtual appliance
You might want to secure your AWS operations requiring to use a MFA token. But then to use API or tools, you need to pass credentials generated with a MFA token. This commands asks you for the MFA code and retrieves these credentials using AWS Cli. To print the exports, you can use: `awk '{ print "export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=\"" $1 "\"\n" "export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=\"" $2 "\"\n" "export AWS_SESSION_TOKEN=\"" $3 "\"" }'` You must adapt the command line to include: * $MFA_IDis ARN of the virtual MFA or serial number of the physical one * TTL for the credentials


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