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

copy ACL of one file to another using getfacl and setfacl

view http traffic

Copy text to the clipboard
Great for little scripts that dig up obscure info that you are going to have to paste into another app anyway.

Download a file securely via a remote SSH server
This command will download $file via server. I've used this when FTP was broken at the office and I needed to download some software packages.

Disassemble some shell code
This one liner takes the shell code that you can grab off of the web and disassemble it into readable assembly so you can validate the code does what it says, before using it. The shell code in the above example is from http://www.shell-storm.org/shellcode/files/shellcode-623.php You can replace "-s intel" with "-s att" to get AT&T format disassembly.

Ultimate current directory usage command
Based on the MrMerry one, just add some visuals to differentiate files and directories

restoring some data from a corrupted text file
man tac When there is a bad block in the middle of your file, you can see its begninning with `cat' and its end with `tac'. But both commands terminates with an error. So this sequence rebuilds a new file without badblock.

Unix time to local time
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run a command from within vi without exiting
":! ls -l " results in listing the files in the current directory. pressing "enter" will get you back into vi.


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