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quickly formats a fat partition. usefull for flash drives

clear the cache from memory

Zip each file in a directory individually with the original file name
This will list the files in a directory, then zip each one with the original filename individually. video1.wmv -> video1.zip video2.wmv -> video2.zip This was for zipping up large amounts of video files for upload on a Windows machine.

Identify name and resolution of all jpgs in current directory

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"

Manipulate the metadata and edit the create time (This will change date to 1986:11:05 12:00 - Date: 1986 5th November, Time: 12.00) and then it will set modify date to the same as alldate.

create thumbnail of pdf

Super Speedy Hexadecimal or Octal Calculations and Conversions to Decimal.
^Hexadecimal Ten minus Octal Ten is Eight(in Decimal). $ echo "$(( 0xaf )) = $(( 0257 ))" ^Hexadecimal AF and Octal 257 are both Decimal 175.

Use QuickLook from the command line without verbose output

Add prefix onto filenames
Best to try first with -n flag, to preview


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