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find filenames and directory names that doesn't conform ISO 9660 level 2
You might want to check what file and directory names would be renamed or chopped if you create iso 9660 level 2 image out of them. Use this command to check first.

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Convert text to uppercase
Usage: upper [STRING]...

Quick HTML image gallery
More compact and direct.

Size(k) of directories(Biggest first)
somewhat faster version to see the size of our directories. Size will be in Kilo Bytes. to view smallest first change '-k1nr' to '-k1n'.

Reboot machine when everything is hanging
If the machine is hanging and the only help would be the power button, this key-combination will help to reboot your machine (more or less) gracefully. R - gives back control of the keyboard S - issues a sync E - sends all processes but init the term singal I - sends all processes but init the kill signal U - mounts all filesystem ro to prevent a fsck at reboot B - reboots the system Save your file before trying this out, this will reboot your machine without warning! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key

Route outbound SMTP connections through a addtional IP address rather than your primary

Extract HTTP Passwords in POST Requests

add all files not under version control to repository
checks which files are not under version control, fetches the names and runs them through "svn add". WARNING: doesn't work with white spaces.


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