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Convert multiple flac files to mp3
make sure that flac and lame are installed sudo apt-get install lame flac

draw honeycomb
$ tput setaf 1 && tput rev && seq -ws "___|" 81|fold -69|tr "0-9" "_" && tput sgr0 $ $ # (brick wall)

Plays Music from SomaFM
This command asks for the station name and then connects to somafm, Great for those who have linux home entertainment boxes and ssh enabled on them, just for the CLI fiends out there ( I know I'm one of them ;) Also, don't forget to add this as alias(ie alias somafm="read -p 'Which Station? "; mplayer --reallyquite -vo none -ao sdl http://somafm.com/startstream=${REPLY}.pls")

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"

Like top but for files
Like top, but for files

Find the real procesor speed when you use CPU scaling [cpuspeed]
We don't use CPU scaling, but just in case you do, there is something interesting to note. If you look at the /proc/cpuinfo, the speed listed is current running speed of the processors and not the real speed of the chip.

View the latest astronomy picture of the day from NASA.
Substitute feh for the image viewer of your choice. display (part of imagemagick) seems to be a popular choice.

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

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

Create tar over SSH
Really useful when out of space in your current machine. You can ran this also with cat for example: $ tar zcvf - /folder/ | ssh [email protected] "cat > /dest/folder/file.tar.gz" Or even run other command's: $ tcpdump | ssh [email protected] "cat > /tmp/tcpdump.log"


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