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

Make changes in .bashrc immediately available

Recursively remove all subversion folders

Host cpu performance
Measure the cpu performance: In-case if the cpu is thermal throttling then you can find it using this command. Check the first line of the output. Example: Doing md5 for 3s on 16 size blocks: 11406892 md5's in 2.98s ? #(When cpu is not throttling) Doing md5 for 3s on 16 size blocks: 110692 md5's in 2.98s ?? #(When cpu is thermal throttling) Practical use case: Once we had cooling outage in data center which caused thermal throttling in some of the worker nodes. We used this tool to prove that some servers are not performing well because of the cpu thermal throttling.

Decrypt exported android wallet keys for import into desktop client (LTC,FTC,BTC)

Gets the last string of previous command with !$
It helps you save a lot of writing :-)

execute a shell with netcat without -e
how to execute a shell on a server with a netcat binary which doesn't support -e option

Rename files in batch

Get free RAM in %

Play all files in the directory using MPlayer
Skip forward and back using the < and > keys. Display the file title with I.


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