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

Get all links from commandlinefu front page
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The Chronic: run a command every N seconds in the background
Chronic Bash function: $ chronic 3600 time # Print the time in your shell every hour $ chronic 60 updatedb > /dev/null # update slocate every minute Note: use 'jobs' to list background tasks and fg/bg to take control of them.

Save a file you edited in vim without the needed permissions - (Open)solaris version with RBAC

Retrieve a random command from the commandlinefu.com API
Can be integrated into your .bashrc if you like. You'll probably want to grep out my name.

send kernel log (dmesg) notifications to root via cron
this is helpful because dmesg is where i/o errors, etc are logged to... you will also be able to see when the system reboots or someone attaches a thumb drive, etc. don't forget to set yourself up in /etc/aliases to get roots email.

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

Find broken symlinks
Locate broken symlinks in the current directory. Also useful, to remove broken links: $ find . -type l ! -exec test -e {} \; -print0 | xargs -0 rm

Tar - Compress by excluding folders
If you give tar a list of filenames, it will not add the directories, so if you don't care about directory ownership or permissions, you can save some space. Tar will create directories as necessary when extracting. This command is limited by the maximum supported size of the argument list, so if you are trying to tar up the whole OS for instance, you may just get "Argument list too long".

change up n directories
Change n directories up, without parameters change one up


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