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Show a prettified list of nearby wireless APs

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

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Convert seconds to [DD:][HH:]MM:SS
Converts any number of seconds into days, hours, minutes and seconds. sec2dhms() { declare -i SS="$1" D=$(( SS / 86400 )) H=$(( SS % 86400 / 3600 )) M=$(( SS % 3600 / 60 )) S=$(( SS % 60 )) [ "$D" -gt 0 ] && echo -n "${D}:" [ "$H" -gt 0 ] && printf "%02g:" "$H" printf "%02g:%02g\n" "$M" "$S" }

Backup all MySQL Databases to individual files
Backups all MySQL databases to individual files. Can be put into a script that grabs current date so you have per day backups.

Protect directory from an overzealous rm -rf *
-R Recursively change attributes of directories and their contents. +i to set the immutable bit to prevent even root from erasing or changing the contents of a file.

(Debian/Ubuntu) Discover what package a file belongs to
'dpkg -S' just matches the string you supply it, so just using 'ls' as an argument matches any file from any package that has 'ls' anywhere in the filename. So usually it's a good idea to use an absolute path. You can see in the second example that 12 thousand files that are known to dpkg match the bare string 'ls'.

Mount a partition from dd disk image
Assuming we have a disk image, ie. created by $dd if=/dev/sda of=image.dd we can check the image's partition layout with $fdisk -ul image.dd then, we substitute "x" with starting sector of the partition we want to mount. This example assumes that the disk uses 512 B sectors

Get full from half remembered commands
Show all commands having the part known by you. Eg: $apropos pdf | less


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