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duration of the DNS-query

Write comments to your history.
A null operation with the name 'comment', allowing comments to be written to HISTFILE. Prepending '#' to a command will *not* write the command to the history file, although it will be available for the current session, thus '#' is not useful for keeping track of comments past the current session.

Stream system sounds over rtmp
sox (SOund eXchange) can capture the system audio be it a browser playing youtube or from hardware mic and can pipe it to ffmpeg which encodes it into flv and send it over rtmp. Tested using Red5 rtmp server.

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

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

Get your external IP address without curl
Curl is not installed by default on many common distros anymore. wget always is :) $ wget -qO- ifconfig.me/ip

Random play a mp3 file
Pick a mp3 at random and play it. Assumes the availability of locate with an updated db and mpg123 Not the most useful command I guess, but all of the really useful ones are taken...

Rename files in batch

OSX: Hear pronunciation of a word
I often use this command to learn pronunciation of unfamiliar words.

What is the use of this switch ?
e.g. $ manswitch grep -o This will take you to the relevant part of the man page, so you can see the description of the switch underneath.


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