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Copy an element from the previous command
You can specify a range via '-'.

Which processes are listening on a specific port (e.g. port 80)
swap out "80" for your port of interest. Can use port number or named ports e.g. "http"

Uniformly correct filenames in a directory
Useful if non-ascii characters in filenames have been improperly encoded. Replace "PROBLEM" with the incorrect characters (e.g. 'é'), and "FIX" with the correct ones (e.g. '?').

Find and delete thunderbird's msf files to make your profile work quickly again.

VMware Server print out the state of all registered Virtual Machines.
I use this command on my machines running VMware Server to print out the state of all registered Virtual machines.

Remove all unused kernels with apt-get
A little aptitude magic. Note: this will remove images AND headers. If you just want to remove images: aptitude remove ?and(~i~nlinux-im ?not(~n`uname -r`)) I used this in zsh without any problems. I'm not sure how other shells will interpret some of the special characters used in the aptitude search terms. Use -s to simulate.

Read choice from user instantaneously
Usage exaple cmd $echo 'Sure to continue ??'; read -n1 choi; if [ "$choi" = 'y' ] || [ "$choi" = 'Y' ]; then echo -e '\nExecuting..'; else echo 'Aborted'; fi

Rename files in batch

connect via ssh using mac address
Instead of looking for the right ip address, just pick whatever address you like and set a static ip mapping.

Job Control
background and disown, but with a proper one-line syntax


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