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Indent all the files in a project using emacs
use -iname \*[.ch] instead of -iname \*.c -o -iname \*.h

Join lines
It's works only when you replace '\n' to ONE character.

Find usb device
I often use it to find recently added ou removed device, or using find in /dev, or anything similar. Just run the command, plug the device, and wait to see him and only him

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

get stdout to variable and stdout at sametime
Sometimes you want to write the script output to stdout but you need to send it to email. If you use: $ var="$( ls / )"; $ echo -e "$var"; works but, you need to wait the script terminate to bufferize then print the output var; With this way, you can use/work/print the output before the variable receive all the output content, then after it you can use the variable for anything else, like send email.

BASH: Print shell variable into AWK

Stream YouTube URL directly to MPlayer
A function for streaming youtube to mplayer. The option "-g" for youtube-dl tells it to output the direct video URL, instead of downloading the video. "-fs" tells MPlayer to go FullScreen, and "-quit" makes it less verbose. Requires: youdube-dl ( http://bitbucket.org/rg3/youtube-dl/ ) (Tested in zsh)

Get table column names from an MySQL-database in comma-seperated form

Copy with progress

save your current environment as a bunch of defaults


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