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alt + 1 .
alt + number + dot will insert last command argument at $number place, alt + 0 + . will print last command name. For example $ ls /tmp /var $ ls /usr /home alt + 1 + . will result in '/usr' , if you press alt + . again, it will result in '/tmp' alt + 0 + . -> 'ls'

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"

Perform a branching conditional
This will perform one of two blocks of code, depending on the condition of the first. Essentially is a bash terniary operator. To tell if a machine is up: $ ping -c1 machine { echo succes;} || { echo failed; } Because of the bash { } block operators, you can have multiple commands $ ping -c1 machine && { echo success; }|| { echo failed;; } Tips: Remember, the { } operators are treated by bash as a reserved word: as such, they need a space on either side. If you have a command that can fail at the end of the true block, consider ending said block with 'false' to prevent accidental execution

Convert seconds to [DD:][HH:]MM:SS
Converts any number of seconds into days, hours, minutes and seconds. sec2dhms() { declare -i SS="$1" D=$(( SS / 86400 )) H=$(( SS % 86400 / 3600 )) M=$(( SS % 3600 / 60 )) S=$(( SS % 60 )) [ "$D" -gt 0 ] && echo -n "${D}:" [ "$H" -gt 0 ] && printf "%02g:" "$H" printf "%02g:%02g\n" "$M" "$S" }

rsync Command that limits bandwidth
Useful for transferring large file over a network during operational hours

Backup your OpenWRT config (only the config, not the whole system)
You only have to fill in your administrative account and password, and the router FQDN! I recommand to execute this command not over the internet, because there is no encryption (the username and password will be transmitted in plaintext!)

View a file with less, starting at the end of the file
The same as typing 'less filename' then 'G' or '>' or the END key. Comes in handy with shell scripts or aliases: alias weblog='less +G /var/log/httpd/access_log' alias errlog='less +G /var/log/httpd/error_log'

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

Decode a MIME message
will decode a mime message. usefull when you receive some email and file attachment that cant be read.

Recursively remove all subversion folders

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