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Numbers guessing game
Felt like I need to win the lottery, and wrote this command so I train and develop my guessing abilities.

open remote desktop connection without X
You can use it to connect to remote windows machine and start some scritps that need user login

How to stop MAC Address via IPTables
edit the /etc/sysconfig/iptables file and try to work whit this: -A INPUT -i (interface) -m mac (mac address) -j ACCEPT/DROP

Update all packages installed via homebrew

Get absolut path to your bash-script
Another way of doing it that's a bit clearer. I'm a fan of readable code.

Watch the progress of 'dd'
Pressing ctrl-t will display the progress

temporarily override alias of any command
say, someone has aliased ls to 'ls --color=always' and you want to temporarily override the alias (it does not override functions)

Lists all usernames in alphabetical order

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

Start an X app remotely
Launch a gui app remotely. In this example smplayer is installed on the remote machine, and movie.avi is in the remote user's home dir. Note that stdout/stderr is still local, so you'll have feedback locally, add '&>/dev/null' to suppress. This is surprisingly not well known (compared to running an X app locally via ssh -X). (NB. if your distro requires ~/.Xauthority file present, then try -fX if you have problems) Resubmitted (and trimmed, thanks sitaram) due to ridiculous voting on previous submission. Fingers crossed, it gets a better rating this time.


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