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Write comments to your history.
A null operation with the name 'comment', allowing comments to be written to HISTFILE. Prepending '#' to a command will *not* write the command to the history file, although it will be available for the current session, thus '#' is not useful for keeping track of comments past the current session.

edit hex mode in vim
return to normal mode from hex mode :%!xxd -r

Programmatic way to find and set your timezone

Bind a key with a command
the -x option is for binding to a shell command

get a fresh commandlinefu-item each day as motd
Commandline-fu often has little tricks that I always forget. By adding this to the root-cron (sudo crontab -e) I lean a new trick every day.

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"

Find the package that installed a command

Concatenate (join) video files
Use mencoder to concatenate (join) multiple video files together.

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

Reboot machine when everything is hanging
If the machine is hanging and the only help would be the power button, this key-combination will help to reboot your machine (more or less) gracefully. R - gives back control of the keyboard S - issues a sync E - sends all processes but init the term singal I - sends all processes but init the kill signal U - mounts all filesystem ro to prevent a fsck at reboot B - reboots the system Save your file before trying this out, this will reboot your machine without warning! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key


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