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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)

Display summary of git commit ids and messages for a given branch
Useful when quickly looking for a commit id from a branch to use with git cherry-pick.

monitor what processes are waiting for IO interrupts

a for loop with filling 0 format, with seq
seq allows you to format the output thanks to the -f option. This is very useful if you want to rename your files to the same format in order to be able to easily sort for example: $for i in `seq 1 3 10`; do touch foo$i ;done And $ls foo* | sort -n foo1 foo10 foo4 foo7 But: $for i in `seq -f %02g 1 3 10`; do touch foo$i ;done So $ls foo* | sort -n foo01 foo04 foo07 foo10

Screencast of your PC Display with mp4 output
Since ffmpeg on Ubuntu is deprecated, now there is avconv. Please note that the screen area here is set with a predefined format "-s wxga" that is corresponding to "-s 1366x768") There is also the option to add a title in the metadata of the resulting video.

Create a DOS floppy image
mount with: mount -t msdos -o loop ./floppy.img /tmp/mnt

Quick way to sum every numbers in a file written line by line
If you have a file full of numbers written line by line, you can sum every line to get the total. With a file like this: 3443535 9878977 67554 987798 232324 you will got: 14610188

convert unixtime to human-readable

Find dupe files by checking md5sum

Add calendar to desktop wallpaper
Add calendar to desktop wallpaper , mess with the coordinates to place where you like


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