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create a progress bar...
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Find the package that installed a command

grep for minus (-) sign
Use flag "--" to stop switch parsing

yes > /dev/null
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get all Google ipv4 subnets for a iptables firewall for example

search office documents for credit card numbers and social security number SSN docx xlsx
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