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Get the full path to a file
Part of coreutils - so needs no extra package...

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

get a mysqldump with a timestamp in the filename and gzip it all in one go
Performs a mysqldump and gzip-compresses the output file with a timestamp in the resulting dump file. Inspect the file for integrity or fun with this command afterward, if you desire: $ zcat mysqldump-2009-06-12-07.41.01.tgz | less

Reduce PDF Filesize

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

Print number of mb of free ram
This will show the amount of physical RAM that is left unused by the system.

phpdoc shortcut
A shortcut to generate documentation with phpdoc. Defaults to HTML; optionally to PDF if third argument is given. Stores documentation in cwd under ./docs/. I forget the syntax to the output, -o, option, so this is easier.

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

Save a copy of all debian packages in the form in which they are installed and configured on your system
A copy of all installed debian packages on your system will be put back together, with all changes in configuration files you made and placed in the current directory. Make sure you have enough disk space (say 2-3 GB). Break any time with Ctrl+C.

remove empty lines in place with backup
Modify file in place to remove empty lines and create a backup of the original with the extension .bak


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