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Receives bzip'd tar archive via netcat (openbsd nc) and stores locally. Displays size with pv. Start this receiver first, then the sender.
Iozone with a file of 2GB, 64KB record size, write/rewrite and read/re-read test, using just one thread.
Where ^M is entered by ctrl-v-m (v then m). Especially useful on cygwin when checking into a version control system. If you're not using all cygwin tools (e.g. strawberry perl instead of cygwin perl) you'll find yourself dealing with this constantly.
-U tells grep to process the file as binary; it needs this to work
-I ignores binary files so you won't get false positives
-l only prints the filename instead of the offending lines
On a machine behind a firewall, it's possible to pass the proxy server address in as a prefix to wget to avoid having to set it as an environment variable first.
This is especially useful to get crazy stuff like space characters copied to your pasteboard correctly.
change the time that you would like to have as print interval
and just use it to say whatever you want to
That its my personal key that i dont use, if you want yours, go to imgur and get it, or use that one
bnd-ips.txt is a list of IP adresses that is concenated for use as regular expression. Yes, this is still very speedy ;=)
draw `vmstat ` data using gnuplot
Especially useful with a command line podcatcher like Mashpodder.
Move efficiently between directories.
This command adds a couple of extra features to cd, without affecting normal use.
CDPATH use is also unaffected. It introduces and environment variable CDDIR which is used as an alternate home directory.
Note: I don't want to alter $HOME because then all my dot files will move.
Change directory to "dir" (using CDPATH if necessary)
Change directory to "dir" (containing folder of "file.txt")
This allows you to cut'n'paste, or use
CDDIR is unset
Change directory to $HOME
Change directory to /home/flatcap/work
For convenience, put the command, and the following, in your .bashrc or .bash_profile