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list your device drivers
great for running off a bootable cd to identify hardware other os's can't detect

Instead of saying RTFM!

archive all files containing local changes (svn)
This works more reliable for me ("cut -c 8-" had one more space, so it did not work)

Get the IP address of a machine. Just the IP, no junk.

Play online music videos in terminal
pvl 'link1' 'link2' 'link3' Play Youtube, Vimeo, etc links without visual elements. Great for music videos when you just want the audio. You can control mplayer with this! Hit Ctrl-C twice to exit (if you're playing multiple files)

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

colorize comm output
It just colorizes the line based on if it has 0, 1 or 2 tabs at the beginning of the line. Won't work so well if lines already begin with tabs (too bad comm doesn't have an option to substitute \t for something else). Don't forget comm needs input files to be sorted. You can use a shortcut like this with bash: comm

Install an mpkg from the command line on OSX
Installing most OSX apps is just a matter of dropping it in /Applications, either GUI-wise or with cp -r. However, many packages are distributed in "mpkg" format, and those have to be installed with an installer. If you don't want to go to the trouble of firing up VNC to install an mpkg, you can use the "installer" command. This will install an application from a .mpkg it to /Applications system-wide. To install a program for just one user, replace "-target /" with "-target username".

Show a prettified list of nearby wireless APs

Lists all directories under the current dir excluding the .svn directory and its contents


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