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Synchronize date and time with a server over ssh
Shorter, easier to remember version of cmd#7636 NTP is better, but there are situations where it can't be used. In those cases, you can do this to sync the local time to a server.

check open ports without netstat or lsof

Gives you what's between first string and second string included.
If the file content is : - Blah blah blah ABC hello blah blah blah bloh bloh bloh DEF Bah bah bah - You'll get: - ABC hello blah blah blah bloh bloh bloh DEF

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convert a latex source file (.tex) into opendocument (.odt ) format
require the tex4ht package . You can open the file with openoffice , I use it much for correct my spelling and grammar .

Get simple weather info from a zip code
$ weather 97405

connects to a serial console
e.g., 'screen -L /dev/ttyUSB0 38400' listens to your Holux M-241 GPS logger and turns on automatic logging

Remote screenshot
The `export` is unnecessary if it's only applicable to the one command.

one-line log format for svn
the output of svn log is annoying to grep, since it spreads the useful info over multiple lines. This compacts the output down to one line so eg you can grep for a comment and see the rev, date & committer straight away. Updated: MUCH shorter, easier to remember. Now it just replaces newlines with spaces, except on '---' lines.

replace spaces in filenames with underscores
This command will replace all the spaces in all the filenames of the current directory with underscores. There are other commands that do this here, but this one is the easiest and shortest.


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