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debian/ubuntu get installed nvidia driver version from terminal
i've been writing a bash script where i needed to query the installed version number of the nvidia driver when it's not loaded. Unfortunately i have not found a easy way of doing this. If i'm a stupid person, please enlighten me of a better way ;)

Preserve user variables when running commands with sudo.
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Finding the number of cpu's

Do command when logged in from certain ips using ssh
Place in ~/.bashrc If you login to a ssh server from different ips, sometimes you want to do something specific for each. e.g., quickly go into screen -x session from a phone, but not your desktop.

Ask for a password, the passwd-style
You can ask repeatedly for a non-blank password using this function: function read_password() { while [ ! -n "$USER_PASSWORD" ]; do read -s -p"Password: " USER_PASSWORD if [ ! -n "$USER_PASSWORD" ]; then echo "ERROR: You must specify a valid password, please try again" fi echo done } Also you can set a time out (in seconds) to write the password read -t 10 -s -p"Password: " USER_PASSWORD_VARIABLE if [ ! $? -eq 0 ]; then echo "Time out!" fi

list files recursively by size

resume download using curl

Find directories under home directory with 777 permissions, change to 755, and list them on console

Set executable permissions on a file under Subversion
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Delete all non-printing characters from a file
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