Here is a collection of programs and scripts that could be useful for your average System Administrator or Programmer.
If you are not a tech person (i.e. nerd), this page will probably be of no interest to you.
|Case-insensitive tab completion
||Pressing tab was never so easy with this linux input tweak
|Rename linux user
||Easy commands to rename a user, including home directory
|Block ip address
||Use IPTABLES to block an ip address
|Recursive directory compare
||Compare files from two different directories recursively
|List files by modified date
||Script to list files in a directory recursively by last modified date.
||Clears all (or at least most) ip tables rules
|Get Remote Timestamp
||Get the timestamp of a file from a remote webserver
|PHP Visible Text
||Make sure your text is always visible no matter what the background color.
|Forum Spam Bot Blocker
||An up to date script that blocks the spam bots who have tried to post on messageforums.net.
|Fix Microsoft Word copy and paste
||Replace those funny characters into the appropriate - " ' when pasting from word to an online form
|Strip SSL Password
||Remove password from SSL, stop Apache from asking for a password on startup.
|Delete Files Recursively
||Sift through a bunch of directories and delete only specific files.
|BMP & GD PHP Support
||The missing imagecreatefrombmp that php doesn't include.
|Detect Scrollbar Widths
|PHP Seconds Conversion
||Convert seconds to days, hours, minutes and seconds human readable format in php
|BASH For Loop
||A bash script to loop 1 through 20 easily with seq.
|Cisco Expect Script
||An expect script to automatiaclly log into cisco routers.
|PHP CSV Parsing
||A great way to parse csv files easily.
|PHP JPEG Progressive Check
||A PHP script to determine if a jpeg is progressive (Flash 7 can't display progressive pics) and if so, it resaves it in a non-progressive format.
|Perl Wireless Connection Script
||A simple Linux Perl script that loads in the background and connects your wireless card to the internet. If no AP is found, it connects to ethernet. Includes automatic AP roaming support and ping detection.
|PHP Page Load Time
||Display the time in miliseconds that a certain page takes to be created. Useful for determining database load time.
|PHP Geocode Calculator
||With these two functions, you can calculate the distance between two latitude and longitude decimal coordinates as well as the bearing in degrees.
|PHP 301 Redirect
||By using 301 redirects, you preserve search engine placement and indexing -- that is not losing rank!
|Browser Window Close Confirm
||Do you want to confirm with the user that they are leaving your site *before* allowing the window to close? This beauty uses the onBeforeUnload handler which supports the latest IE and Mozilla based browsers.
|PHP XML Generation
||Quick and easy way to generate an xml feed from a database and read them back into an array.
|PHP Register Globals
||Use .htaccess to turn on or off PHP Register Globals without editing your php.ini. This is a great way to enable older php scripts to run without making your whole site insecure.
||Very secure php encrypt and decrypt function. Uses gzip to have a little fun with the algorithm as well.
||A powerful .vimrc configuration file that I use for all my editing needs.
|PHP Email Validation
||Verify an email address in PHP by first checking for proper format. It then checks the domain mx records. Lastly it connects to the domain and verifies that the account exists.
|Linux Search & Replace
||A recursive search and replace linux command, for those massive file changes you don't feel like doing by hand.
|PHP String Diff
||Need a PHP based function like the diff command? Look no further, Compare two strings with ease!
|HTML Color Sheets
||Very nice hex and decimal charts that show web colors.
|ANSI Code Table
||A little ANSI Color Table taken from the MS-DOS days.
|ANSI Color Codes
||Neat little BASH script that shows the ANSI colors and their corresponding code numbers.
|Linux Console Fading
||While poking through the linux kernel source code, I found a hidden way to fade in and out on a pure linux console.
|BIOS Logo Changer
||Have one of those OLD motherboards with an EPA Logo in the top right? This little guy lets you alter the logo. Comes with a linux .epa console viewer. Use at your own risk!
|Display ASCII Characters
||The proper way to display high ASCII characters on a linux console.
||Convient functions and a nice colorized prompt that anyone can benefit from.
|Lower linux filenames
||Rename all files in a directory to lowercase.
|CAT5 Wiring Guide
||CAT5 cabling guide on how to wire a straight pair, crossover, and t1 crossover cable.
||Need to learn VI? This howto taught me over 8 years ago.
||A nice chart of characters and their coresponding HTML based codes.