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Query Wikipedia via console over DNS
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swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Read and write to TCP or UDP sockets with common bash tools
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split a multi-page PDF into separate files
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Poor man's ntpdate

Benchmark SQL Query
Benchmark a SQL query against MySQL Server. The example runs the query 10 times, and you get the average runtime in the output. To ensure that the query does not get cached, use `RESET QUERY CACHE;` on top in the query file.

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

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generate random password
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