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Convert JSON to YAML
Requires installing json2yaml via npm: npm install -g json2yaml (can also pipe from stdin) Ref: https://www.npmjs.com/package/json2yaml

Setting global redirection of STDERR to STDOUT in a script
You have a script where =ALL= STDERR should be redirected to STDIN and you don't want to add "2>&1" at the end of each command... E.G.: $ ls -al /foo/bar 2>&1 Than just add this piece of code at the beginning of your script! I hope this can help someone. :)

Download all manuals RedHat 7 (CentOS/Fedora) with one command in Linux

Backup sda5 partition to ftp ( using pipes and gziped backup )

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.

move a lot of files over ssh
Useful to move many files (thousands or millions files) over ssh. Faster than scp because this way you save a lot of tcp connection establishments (syn/ack packets). If using a fast lan (I have just tested gigabyte ethernet) it is faster to not compress the data so the command would be: tar -cf - /home/user/test | ssh user@sshServer 'cd /tmp; tar xf -'

Get windows IPv4 and nothing else
May be useful to get user's ip address over the phone, as users struggle to read through a long ipconfig result.

Recursive chmod all *.sh files within the current directory
This command is useful to recursively make executable all "*.sh" files in a folder. This command is useful to apply chmod recursively in a determined kind of file.

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

Backup with SSH in a archive
$PRIVATEKEY - Of course the full path to the private key \n $HOST - The host where to get the backup \n $SOURCE - The directory you wish to backup \n $DESTINATION - The destination for the backup on your local machine


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