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Youtube-dl gone stale on you/stopped working (Ubuntu)?
If you update youtube-dl from the repos, it becomes out-of-date quickly. Luckily, it can auto-update.

Show account security settings
Show account security settings

Find all files that have nasty names
Get a list of file names that may cause problems (eg being served on a webserver, typing a URL on a mobile, etc)

Create a mirror of a local folder, on a remote server
Create a exact mirror of the local folder "/root/files", on remote server 'remote_server' using SSH command (listening on port 22) (all files & folders on destination server/folder will be deleted)

Save a file you edited in vim without the needed permissions
probably just like 1204, but uses tee as a filter (+ I actually understand how this one works)

Check if your desired password is already available in haveibeenpwnd database. This command uses the API provided by HIBP

Report information about executable launched on system
Aureport is a tool for displaying auditd system log. -x options cause to display launched executable on system. Aureport work with auditd so auditd must be installed an running on a system. Tested on CentOS / Debian

Recursively remove .svn directories from the current location

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"


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