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If you are downloading a big file (or even a small one) and the connection breaks or times out, use this command in order to RESUME the download where it failed, instead of having to start downloading from the beginning. This is a real win for downloading debian ISO images over a buggy DSL modem.
Take the partially downloaded file and cat it into the STDIN of curl, as shown. Then use the "-C -" option followed by the URL of the file you were originally downloading.
rev - reverse lines of a file or files
rev [file ...]
The rev utility copies the specified files to the standard output, reversing the order of characters in every line. If no files are specified, the standard input is read.
The rev command is part of the util-linux-ng package and is available from ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/util-linux-ng/.
In turn you can get the contents of your clipboard by typing xsel by itself with no arguments:
This command requires you to install the xsel utility which is free
Shows a list of running virtual machines on a vmware host (workstation/server/esx/etc.)
Again, this command is vmware-specific.
There are also other things you can do with `vmrun`. Just simply type vmrun by itself (no arguments) to get a readout of other things you can do with it.
There is no output from this command. The command boots a virtual machine and you will have to wait for the boot sequence to complete before you can ping or connect to the virtual machine via ssh/rdp/vnc/nx/etc.
Performs a mysqldump and gzip-compresses the output file with a timestamp in the resulting dump file. Inspect the file for integrity or fun with this command afterward, if you desire:
zcat mysqldump-2009-06-12-07.41.01.tgz | less
Does life get much easier? Read up about wodim for an understanding of its origins in relation to the older `cdrecord` utility
So you keep getting buzzes sounding from pidgin but you can't remember which buddy pounce is causing the beep. Well, cat/edit the ~/.purple/pounces and find out!
works "out of the box" on ubuntu 8.10