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sudo arp-scan -I eth0 192.168.1.0/24
echo -n 'text' | xxd -ps | sed -e ':a' -e 's/\([0-9]\{2\}\|^\)\([0-9]\{2\}\)/\1\\x\2/;ta'
2010-06-09 12:20:02
User: sata
Functions: echo sed
Tags: hex ascii
1

Converts the ascii text to hex from bash.

Check the sample output.

rm-but() { ls -Q | grep -v "$1" | xargs rm -r ; }
2010-05-13 09:28:56
User: sata
Functions: grep ls rm xargs
0
rm-but() { ls -Q | grep -v "$1" | xargs rm -r ; }

Add this to your .bashrc file.

Then whenever you need to remove all files/directories but one from present working directory. Run:

rm-but <important-file-or-directory>

Notes:

1. This doesn't affect the hidden files.

2. Argument is actually as string. And all files/directories having this string in there name are left untouched.

awk 'BEGIN{IGNORECASE=1;FS="<title>|</title>";RS=EOF} {print $2}' file.html
2010-04-20 10:54:03
User: sata
Functions: awk
Tags: Linux awk html
4

Case Insensitive! and Works even if the "<title>...</title>" spans over multiple line.

Simple! :-)

find ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/Cache -exec file {} \; | awk -F ': ' 'tolower($2)~/mpeg/{print $1}'
2010-04-19 06:59:55
User: sata
Functions: awk file find
2

Grab a list of MP3s (with full path) out of Firefox's cache

Ever gone to a site that has an MP3 embedded into a pesky flash player, but no download link? Well, this one-liner will yank the *full path* of those tunes straight out of FF's cache in a clean list.

Shorter and Intuitive version of the command submitted by (TuxOtaku)

sed -i 's/^M//' file
2010-03-25 19:34:08
User: sata
Functions: sed
4

Here "^M" is NOT "SHIFT+6" and "M". Type CTRL+V+M to get it instead.

Its shortest and easy. And its sed!, which is available by default in all linux flavours.. no need to install extra tools like fromdos.

printf "%.50d" 0 | tr 0 -
cat /dev/cdrom > ~/mydisk.iso
2009-03-26 05:54:41
User: sata
Functions: cat
Tags: Linux
-10

Generate the iso from the disk, easily.

same as "dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/mydisk.iso"