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Display a block of text: multi-line grep with perl
-n reads input, line by line, in a loop sending to $_ Equivalent to while () { mycode } -e execute the following quoted string (i.e. do the following on the same line as the perl command) the elipses .. operator behaves like a range, remembering the state from line to line.

Diff files over SSH
Sometimes you need to compare two config files on different servers. Put the file names into the above script and let 'er rip.

list files recursively by size

Print permanent subtitles on a video (international edition :) )
If it's Hebrew [most probably all RTL languages. Comments?], add -flip-hebrew and -noflip-hebrew-commas to the mplayer switches: $ transcode -i myvideo.avi -x mplayer="-utf8 -flip-hebrew -noflip-hebrew-commas -sub myvideo.srt" -o myvideo_subtitled.avi -y xvid

list files recursively by size

Generate a random password
Another password maker, for human-unfriendly passwords. '-base64' output will make sure it it can be typed on a keyboard, though the output string length will always be a multiple of 4.

Detect illegal access to kernel space, potentially useful for Meltdown detection
Based on capsule8 agent examples, not rigorously tested

Save a file you edited in vim without the needed permissions
I often forget to sudo before editing a file I don't have write permissions on. When you come to save that file and get the infamous "E212: Can't open file for writing", just issue that vim command in order to save the file without the need to save it to a temp file and then copy it back again.

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"

Search some text from all files inside a directory


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