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remove all snapshots from all virtual machines in vmware esx
Old snapshots can cause problems. It's best to remove them when finished. I use this script to remove all snapshots. The "while read" command is necessary because my vm names contain spaces. The "time" command reports how long the process runs.

save command output to image

Show the last 20 sessions logged on the machine
change 20 by the number of sessions you want to know (20 it's fair enough)

A DESTRUCTIVE command to render a drive unbootable
THIS COMMAND IS DESTRUCTIVE. That said, lets assume you want to render your boot drive unbootable and reboot your machine. Maybe you want it to boot off the network and kickstart from a boot server for a fresh OS install. Replace /dev/fd0 with the device name of your boot drive and this DESTRUCTIVE command will render your drive unbootable. Your BIOS boot priority should be set to boot from HD first, then LAN.

Listen to BBC Radio from the command line.
This command lets you select from 10 different BBC stations. When one is chosen, it streams it with mplayer. Requires: mplayer with wma support.

Extract audio from start to end position from a video
mplayer -vc null -vo null -ao pcm Firefly\ ep\ 10.avi -ss 195 -endpos 246 Will create file audiodump.wav with audio from second 195 to second 246 (the opnening theme).

draw line separator
Even shorter: $ seq -s '*' 120|tr -d '[0-9]'

Erase to factory a pendrive, disk or memory card, and watch the progress

Validate and pretty-print JSON expressions.
You can use a site like http://www.jsonlint.com/ or use the command line to validate your long and complex json data. This is part of the simplejson package for python http://undefined.org/python/#simplejson. Wrong json expression example: $ echo '{ 1.2:3.4}' | python -m simplejson.tool Expecting property name: line 1 column 2 (char 2)

Disconnect a wireless client on an atheros-based access point
This command will disconnect the user whose mac was specified from the current list of clients from the wireless network when the network card is working in access point mode. Works on atheros-based access points which use the madwifi driver (not sure, but don't think it will work on access points which are not atheros-based, as it uses the atheros's iwpriv extensions). It will not prevent the user from reconnecting to the network, but may force the user to roam to another AP, with stronger signal.


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