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Dock Thunderbird in system tray and hide main window
Dock Thunderbird in system tray and hide main window. Very useful for startup scripts. Of course you can dock any app of your choice.

Makefile argument passing
This would allow reference of $(VAR) (if defined) with the value 'foobar' within the Makefile.

Show word-by-word differences between two latex files, in color

Detect illegal access to kernel space, potentially useful for Meltdown detection
Based on capsule8 agent examples, not rigorously tested

restoring some data from a corrupted text file
man tac When there is a bad block in the middle of your file, you can see its begninning with `cat' and its end with `tac'. But both commands terminates with an error. So this sequence rebuilds a new file without badblock.

Continuously show wifi signal strength on a mac
The closer to zero the better.Credit to TheSeb on macrumors: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1289884

Copy data using gtar
It copies the entire current working directory to the destination directory with compression enabled.

Files extension change
Changing a file extension to a new one for all files in a directory.

find the longest command in your history

How to run X without any graphics hardware
This starts an X server using Xvfb(1) (no graphics hardware required), then starts a VNC server on the display. Change :1 if there's a conflict with an existing display, and change 800x600x24 to suit your tastes (24 is the bit depth, 800x600 is the size). This command obviously requires X be installed, and also x11vnc(1); both are available via your favourite package manager. You can also use another VNC server of your choosing, as long as DISPLAY is set to the display of Xvfb(1). To change your desktop environment (the default is twm(1), which is rather fail), you can add it to your ~/.xinitrc file (see the startx(1) manpage for details).


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