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Batch rename extension of all files in a folder, in the example from .txt to .md

Find usb device in realtime
Using this command you can track a moment when usb device was attached.

tcpdump whole packets to file in ascii and hex with ip adresses instead of hostname

List .log files open by a pid
Uses lsof to display the full path of ".log" files opened by a specified PID.

The command used by applications in OS X to determine whether a plist is "good". from Ed Marczak.
The check an entire folder is a one-liner: plutil -lint * | grep -v OK$ from Ed Marczak

Get AWS temporary credentials ready to export based on a MFA virtual appliance
You might want to secure your AWS operations requiring to use a MFA token. But then to use API or tools, you need to pass credentials generated with a MFA token. This commands asks you for the MFA code and retrieves these credentials using AWS Cli. To print the exports, you can use: `awk '{ print "export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=\"" $1 "\"\n" "export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=\"" $2 "\"\n" "export AWS_SESSION_TOKEN=\"" $3 "\"" }'` You must adapt the command line to include: * $MFA_IDis ARN of the virtual MFA or serial number of the physical one * TTL for the credentials

check the filesystem and use a progress bar
if you happen to start with out the -C switch then you a killall -USR1 e2fsck

Parse compressed apache error log file and show top errors
credit shall fall to this for non-gzipped version: https://gist.github.com/marcanuy/a08d5f2d9c19ba621399

Unlock VMs in Proxmox
Unlock your VMS to avoid problems after some failed tasks ended.

'micro' ps aux (by mem/cpu)
mac os x: ps aux | awk '{print($1" "$3" "$4" "$11);}' | grep -v "0,0" linux: ps aux | awk '{print($1" "$3" "$4" "$11);}' | grep -v "0.0"


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