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    Default Some neat cli utilities

    Want to do speedtest on remote server but have no GUI?
    Try speedtest-cli

    Want to know your public IP?

    Want to download youtube video and/or rip mp3 from them but fear payware/nagware/payload/limitations youtube downloaders? This works in Windows too if you have windows subsystem for Linux installed - install youtube-dl (apt install youtube-dl in default ubuntu WSL)
    youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 <video URL>

    Want to know more about your system?
    hwinfo --gfxcard

    Want to know which RAM modules has the ebay seller installed in your system and other BIOS info?

    Want to know your CPU temps?
    install lm-sensors or sensors and then use lm-sensors or sensors (depends on your distro how they call it)

    Want to see cool info about your system to post screnshot on forum?
    screenfetch or neofetch

    Want to resize a bunch of images in a folder to send to friend?
    Install imagemagick
    for file in *.jpg; do convert $file -resize 1024x768 $file; done

    SD Card is corrupt?
    use dd to copy bad card to new card or disk image file which you then mount.
    use testdisk and photorec to find images
    Last edited by UtwigMU; 6th August 2018 at 13:35.

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