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regex for turning a URL into a real hyperlink (i.e. for posting somewhere that accepts basic html)
This should work with anything://url.whatever etc etc ;)

Change gnome-shell wallpaper

List files older than one year, exluding those in the .snapshot directory
Useful when you want to cron a daily deletion task in order to keep files not older than one year. The command excludes .snapshot directory to prevent backup deletion. One can append -delete to this command to delete the files : $ find /path/to/directory -not \( -name .snapshot -prune \) -type f -mtime +365 -delete

Jump to a directory, execute a command and jump back to current dir

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

create random numbers within range for conjob usage
if you need to install cron jobs in a given time range.

Change user within ssh session retaining the current MIT cookie for X-forwarding
When you remotely log in like "ssh -X userA:host" and become a different user with "su UserB", X-forwarding will not work anymore since /home/UserB/.Xauthority does not exist. This will use UserA's information stored in .Xauthority for UserB to enable X-forwarding. Watch http://prefetch.net/blog/index.php/2008/04/05/respect-my-xauthority/ for details.

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Change to $HOME - zsh, bash4
To change to $HOME in that manner you need to set a shell option. In zsh it is auto_cd, hence $ setopt -o auto_cd in bash4 it is autocd, hence $ shopt -s autocd What the option does is allow you to cd to a directory by just entering its name. This also works if the directory name is stored in a variable: $ www=/var/www/lighttpd; $www sends you to /var/www/lighttpd. CAUTION: If a command or function name identical to the directory name exists it takes precedence.

Create named LUKS encrypted volume
You need to be root to do this. So check the command before running it. You enter the same password for Enter LUKS passphrase: Verify passphrase: Enter passphrase for /dev/loopn: ___ You can then copy the .img file to somewhere else. Loop it it with losetup -f IMAGENAME.img and then mount it with a file manager (eg nemo) or run mount /dev/loopn /media/mountfolder Acts similar to a mounted flash drive


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