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use the previous commands params in the current command
Here the !!:1 will take the first parameter from the previous command. This can be used in conjunction with other history commands like ! and so on.

Command template, executing a command over multiple files, outputing progress and fails only
This is a command template for achiving the following: * loop over files --> find -name "" | while read file; do ...; done * output progress --> echo -n . * execute some command on each file and save output for later usage --> output=$() * if command failed, open subshell and echo newline --> || (echo;...;...;) * echo output of command --> echo "$output"

Convert all files for iPhone with HandbrakeCLI

'micro' ps aux (by mem/cpu)
mac os x: ps aux | awk '{print($1" "$3" "$4" "$11);}' | grep -v "0,0" linux: ps aux | awk '{print($1" "$3" "$4" "$11);}' | grep -v "0.0"

add the result of a command into vi
in command mode, navigate your cursor to the line where you want the command output to appear, and hit "!!". No need to enter edit mode or even type a ":" (colon).

Detect Language of a string
Usage: $ detectlanguage Example: $ detectlanguage hola

Remove multiple same rpm packages
If somehow if you get more than 1 same name rpm package install, then it cannot be removed by using simple rpm -e as it gives you more than one rpm matches error. The --matches will help to remove all the same name rpm packages.

Set laptop display brightness
Run as root. Path may vary depending on laptop model and video card (this was tested on an Acer laptop with ATI HD3200 video). $ cat /proc/acpi/video/VGA/LCD/brightness to discover the possible values for your display.

check open ports without netstat or lsof

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


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