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Convert CSV to JSON
Replace 'csv_file.csv' with your filename.

Watch the progress of 'dd'
Only slightly different than previous commands. The benefit is that your "watch" should die when the dd command has completed. (Of course this would depend on /proc being available)

Print text string vertically, one character per line.

Detect illegal access to kernel space, potentially useful for Meltdown detection
Based on capsule8 agent examples, not rigorously tested

Get the 10 biggest files/folders for the current direcotry

list block devices
Shows all block devices in a tree with descruptions of what they are.

GZip all files in a directory separately
It gzip each file in a directory separately

cycle through a 256 colour palette
Rainbow, instead of greys

Split a tarball into multiple parts
Create a tar file in multiple parts if it's to large for a single disk, your filesystem, etc. Rejoin later with `cat .tar.*|tar xf -`

Calculate days on which Friday the 13th occurs (inspired from the work of the user justsomeguy)
Friday is the 5th day of the week, monday is the 1st. Output may be affected by locale.


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