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Parse YouTube url (get youtube video id)
url can be like any one of followings: $url="MejbOFk7H6c" $url="http://youtu.be/MejbOFk7H6c" $url="https://youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=MejbOFk7H6c#t" $url="//www.youtube.com/v/MejbOFk7H6c?hl=ru_RU&version=3&rel=0" $url="http://www.youtube.com/embed/MejbOFk7H6c?feature=player_embedded" If url mismatching, whole url will be returned.

Copy a file using pv and watch its progress
pv allows a user to see the progress of data through a pipeline, by giving information such as time elapsed, percentage completed (with progress bar), current throughput rate, total data transferred, and ETA. (man pv)

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

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

Mnemonic for `nice` and `renice` command
This is just a phrase I use to help me remember which way is what when using nice (top, renice, etc.), and not a command, (unless you really want this in your .bash_history to help remind you.) I was using the command `man nice ` way too much just to look up which way is what. This saves 9 keystrokes every time I remember it. Make sure you downvote me if you think mnemonics sux. Otherwise I hope this helps someone else.

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Programmatic way to find and set your timezone
1. it find your public ip via ifconfig.io 2. than use this IP to request your timezone via worldtimeapi.org 3. and send it to the command timedatectl set-timezone

An easter egg built into python to give you the Zen of Python

Find UTF-8 text files misinterpreted as ISO 8859-1 due to Byte Order Mark (BOM) of the Unicode Standard.
Character: "?" is the Byte Order Mark (BOM) of the Unicode Standard. Specifically it is the hex bytes EF BB BF, which form the UTF-8 representation of the BOM, misinterpreted as ISO 8859/1 text instead of UTF-8.

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