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Vincent Taal Script Showcase

This guy has some goodies, like scp-resume ...

Advanced Bash Scripting

This book is suitable for classroom use as a general introduction to programming concepts.


Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows.
It consists of two parts:

  • A DLL (cygwin1.dll) which acts as a Linux API emulation layer providing substantial Linux API functionality.
  • A collection of tools, which provide Linux look and feel.

The Cygwin DLL works with all non-beta, non "release candidate", ix86 32 bit versions of Windows since Windows 95, with the exception of Windows CE.
<opinion>A must have on any Windows system.</opinion>

Command Line

In the Beginning was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson

Term Colors

The original article.

How to restore Windows XP file permissions

Since I don't know my way around windows very well (how odd that I can admit this without hesitation), I usually install cygwin first thing I have to work on Wintel.

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