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

a function to find the fastest DNS server
http://public-dns.info gives a list of online dns servers. you need to change the country in url (br in this url) with your country code. this command need some time to ping all IP in list.

Silently Execute a Shell Script that runs in the background and won't die on HUP/logout
This command runs your shell script in the background with no output of any kind, and it will remain running even after you logout.

regex for turning a URL into a real hyperlink (i.e. for posting somewhere that accepts basic html)
This should work with anything://url.whatever etc etc ;)

mplayer -vo aa foo.mpg
mplayer -vo caca will give you a similar result but in color

Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.

Show top 50 running processes ordered by highest memory/cpu usage refreshing every 1s
http://alvinalexander.com/linux/unix-linux-process-memory-sort-ps-command-cpu for an overview of --sort available values

list human readable files
include in the list human readable hidden files too: $ file .* *|grep 'ASCII text'|sort -rk2 more reliable command: $ ls|xargs file|grep 'ASCII text'|sort -rk2 and include hidden files: $ ls -a|xargs file|grep 'ASCII text'|sort -rk2

Salvage a borked terminal
Also works in places where reset does not.

To Stop or Start (Restart) a Windows service from a Linux machine


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