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Show Apt/Dpkg configuration
Shows all configurations to apt and dpkg, rarely changed, you probably still have the default configuration. Go ahead and explore your configuration if you dare, perhaps change your apt-cache directory, Dir::Cache "var/cache/apt/"; or the names of the log files.

Rename files in batch

Send your terminfo to another machine
I frequently use this trick to send my terminal settings to HPUX and older RHEL systems. This is due to the fact that terminfo support for rxvt-unicode (my preferred terminal app) does not exist on many older Linux and Unices.

find duplicate messages in a Maildir
# find assumes email files start with a number 1-9 # sed joins the lines starting with " " to the previous line # gawk print the received and from lines # sort according to the second field (received+from) # uniq print the duplicated filename # a message is viewed as duplicate if it is received at the same time as another message, and from the same person. The command was intended to be run under cron. If run in a terminal, mutt can be used: mutt -e "push otD~=xq" -f $folder

Expand shortened URLs
This relies on a public API from http://longurl.org. So, this has the weakness that if the service disappears, the function will break. However, it has the advantage that the shortened URL service will not be tracking your IP address and other metrics, but instead will track longurl.org. Thus, you can remain anonymous from the shortened URL services (although not anonymous from longurl.org). It does no sanity checking that you have provided an argument. If you do not provide one, "message" is displayed to STDOUT.

Redirect tar extract to another directory
The command extracting the tar contents into particular directory ...

Mount the first NTFS partition inside a VDI file (VirtualBox Disk Image)
Found at: http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=52

print the name of each package APT knows [matching a prefix]
In this case, linux- is the prefix; simply running $apt-cache pkgnames would list every package APT knows about. The default APT config assumes -g, --generate; to use the cache as/is, you could similarly run: $apt-cache --no-generate pkgnames [prefix] Adding --all-names, like so: $apt-cache --no-generate --all-names pkgnames [prefix] would print all the packages APT knows about, using the cache as/is, including virtual packages and missing dependencies. This command was shamelessly stolen from the apt-cache(8) man-page.

Find if $b is in $a in bash
Find if $b is in $a in bash

Show a prettified list of nearby wireless APs


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