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List complete size of directories (do not consider hidden directories)
why make it complicated ? : ] -------------------- I just noticed someone else has posted this on this site before me (sorry I am now a duplicate :/) http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/4313

Find the package that installed a command

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

Debug redirects between production reloads
Watches the headers of a curl, following any redirects and printing only the HTTP status and the location of the possible redirects.

Sort files in folders alphabetically
Creates one letter folders in the current directory and moves files with corresponding initial in the folder.

Install pip with Proxy
Installs pip packages defining a proxy

Remove color codes (special characters) with sed
Removes ANSI color and end of line codes to the [{attr1};...;{attrn}m format.

Check if a command is available in your system
Usefull to detect if a commad that your script relies upon is properly installed in your box, you can use it as a function function is_program_installed() { type "$1" >/dev/null } Invoke it and check the execution code is_program_installed "dialog" if [ ! $? -eq 0 ]; then echo "dialog is not installed" exit 1 fi

Print all the lines between 10 and 20 of a file
Similarly, if you want to print from 10 to the end of line you can use: sed -n '10,$p' filename This is especially useful if you are dealing with a large file. Sometimes you just want to extract a sample without opening the entire file. Credit goes to wbx & robert at the comments section of http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/348/get-line1000-from-text.#comment

Pretty man pages under X
You're a developer - but it doesn't mean you have to slum it! Why not spice up your man page lookups by using a decent PDF viewer. I use 'xpdf' - maybe you prefer acroread, whatever, it's just as fast as plain dull ASCII on today's machines and you can still search for stuff - that's the main reason I use PDF and not PS.


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