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Change Title of Terminal Window to Verbose Info useful at Login
I usually have 5 or more ssh connections to various servers, and putting this command in my .bash_profile file makes my putty window or x terminal window title change to this easily recognizable and descriptive text. Includes the username, group, server hostname, where I am connecting from (for SSH tunneling), which device pts, current server load, and how many processes are running. You can also use this for your PROMPT_COMMAND variable, which updates the window title to the current values each time you exec a command. I prefix running this in my .bash_profile with $ [[ ! -z "$SSH_TTY" ]] && which makes sure it only does this when connecting via SSH with a TTY. Here's some rougher examples from http://www.askapache.com/linux-unix/bash_profile-functions-advanced-shell.html $ # If set, the value is executed as a command prior to issuing each primary prompt. $ #H=$((hostname || uname -n) 2>/dev/null | sed 1q);W=$(whoami) $ #export PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;${W}@${H}:${PWD/#$HOME/~} ${SSH_TTY/\/dev\//} [`uptime|sed -e "s/.*: \([^,]*\).*/\1/" -e "s/ //g"`]\007"' $ #PROMPT_COMMAND='echo -ne "\033]0;`id -un`:`id -gn`@`hostname||uname -n 2>/dev/null|sed 1q` `command who -m|sed -e "s%^.* \(pts/[0-9]*\).*(\(.*\))%[\1] (\2)%g"` [`uptime|sed -e "s/.*: \([^,]*\).*/\1/" -e "s/ //g"` / `command ps aux|wc -l`]\007"' $ #[[ -z "$SSH_TTY" ]] || export PROMPT_COMMAND $ #[[ -z "$SSH_TTY" ]] && [[ -f /dev/stdout ]] && SSH_TTY=/dev/stdout And here's a simple function example for setting the title: $ function set_window_title(){ echo -e "\033]0; ${1:[email protected]$HOST - $SHLVL} \007"; }

Send a local file via email
Send it the easy way, with MIME and everything handled for you by an app that knows best.

Find jpeg images and copy them to a central location
Use if you have pictures all over the place and you want to copy them to a central location Synopsis: Find jpg files translate all file names to lowercase backup existing, don't overwrite, preserve mode ownership and timestamps copy to a central location

Press Any Key to Continue
Halt script progress until a key has been pressed. Source: http://bash-hackers.org/wiki/doku.php/mirroring/bashfaq/065

Quick syntax highlighting with multiple output formats
You can specify various output formats, theme styles, etc. $ python -m pygments -o source.png source.py $ python -m pygments -o source.rtf source.py Check available output formats, styles, etc.: $ python -m pygments -L Find pygments module here: http://pygments.org/

Find the package that installed a command

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Top 10 Memory Processes (reduced output to applications and %usage only)
Top 10 Memory Processes (reduced output to applications and %usage only)

geoip information
Show external IP and geolocation information. Primary feature is the use of tee to echo IP _and_ send to geoiplookup command...Use IP as input for as many commands as you want with more >( [command] ) Thanks to http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/6334/ Requires MaxMind DB and geoiplookup tool. Sample output has IP obfuscated on first line, lines 2-4 from having MaxMind Country && MaxMind City DBs installed

Stop Flash from tracking everything you do.
Brute force way to block all LSO cookies on a Linux system with the non-free Flash browser plugin. Works just fine for my needs. Enjoy.


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