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Output a list of svn repository entities to xml file
I use this to pull the last commit date for everything in my repo, so I can tell the client which files haven't been touched or updated since the repo was created. Another way to do it is to use svn log, but that does not pull the "kind" attribute. It does, however, give you the commit message. Both are very useful.

add all files not under version control to repository
This should handle whitespaces well and will not get confused if your filenames have "?" in them

Prettify XML in pipeline
xmllint2 comes with GNU libxml2 library. (based on: http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Format_your_xml_document_using_xmllint)

IBM AIX: Extract a .tar.gz archive in one shot

Print github url for the current url
Works for repos cloned via ssh or https.

Run a command only when load average is below a certain threshold
Good for one off jobs that you want to run at a quiet time. The default threshold is a load average of 0.8 but this can be set using atrun.

Find usb device
I often use it to find recently added ou removed device, or using find in /dev, or anything similar. Just run the command, plug the device, and wait to see him and only him

Dump a configuration file without comments or whitespace...
A short, *easy-er* to remember command for stripping whitespace and comments from a config file, (or any file for that matter). Remember regex as: slash, space, star. pound, slash, bar. pointy-hat, dollar. (or "caret, dollar" if you must) :-P

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.

Multi-segment file downloading with lftp
This is for files only, for directories 'mirror' has to be used.


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