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Detect encoding of a text file
This command gives you the charset of a text file, which would be handy if you have no idea of the encoding.

Fork bomb (don't actually execute)
Retrieved from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_bomb More info: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/991142/how-does-this-bash-fork-bomb-work

Run a command, redirecting output to a file, then edit the file with vim.
This is one of those 'nothing' shell functions ...which I use all the time. If the command contains spaces, it must be quoted, e.g. $ vimcmd 'svn diff' /tmp/svndiff.out If I want to keep the output of the command that I'm running, I use vimcmd. If I don't need to keep the output, I use this: $ vim

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

Drop or block attackers IP with null routes
Someone might attack on your system. You can drop attacker IP using IPtables. However, you can use route command to null route unwanted traffic. A null route (also called as blackhole route) is a network route or kernel routing table entry that goes nowhere. Matching packets are dropped (ignored) rather than forwarded, acting as a kind of very limited firewall. The act of using null routes is often called blackhole filtering.

list files recursively by size

check the status of 'dd' in progress (OS X)
"killall -USR1 dd" does not work in OS X for me. However, sending INFO instead of USR1 works.

Remove old kernel packages

Show current weather for any US city or zipcode
Scrape the National Weather Service

Google text-to-speech in mp3 format
Usage: t2s 'How are you?' Nice because it automatically names the mp3 file up to 15 characters Modified (uses bash manip instead of tr) t2s() { wget -q -U Mozilla -O $(cut -b 1-15


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