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Start dd and show progress every X seconds
Adjust "sleep X" to your needs. *NOTE: First sleep is required because bash doesn't have a "post-test" syntax (do XXX while).

Assign function keys to your frequent commands
This is a common use of bind. Hitting any key after will output the key's character sequence. This makes possible using it into a bind command. So pressing ctrl+v and then F2 will output "^[[12~", once binded every time you'll press the function key F2 it will execute your command. Added the \n to make it execute it as well.

Check if system is 32bit or 64bit

Vectorize xkcd strips
Uses ImageMagick and potrace to vectorize the input image, with parameters optimized for xkcd-like pictures.

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"

Remove security limitations from PDF documents using ghostscript (for Windows)
#4345 also works under windows

Display the number of connections to a MySQL Database
Count the number of active connections to a MySQL database. The MySQL command "show processlist" gives a list of all the active clients. However, by using the processlist table, in the information_schema database, we can sort and count the results within MySQL.

Convert clipboard HTML content to markdown (for github, trello, etc)
I always wanted to be able to copy formatted HTML, like from emails, on trello cards or READMEs... but the formatting is always wrong... But from this two links: * * For instance, to to copy an formatted email to a trello card, just: 1. Select the email body 2. run: xclip -selection clipboard -o -t text/html | pandoc -f html -t markdown_github - | xclip -i -t text/plain 3. Paste in your trello card 4. Profit! 8-)

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"

Create a CD/DVD ISO image from disk.
Many like to use 'dd' for creating CD/DVD iso images. This is bad. Very bad. The reason this is, is 'dd' doesn't have any built-in error checking. So, you don't know if you got all the bits or not. As such, it is not the right tool for the job. Instead, 'reaom' (read optical media) from the wodim package is what you should be using. It has built-in error checking. Similarly, if you want to burn your newly creating ISO, stay away from 'dd', and use: $ wodim -v -eject /path/to/image.iso

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