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Create a bunch of dummy text files

Number of commits per day in a git repository

Run a program transparently, but print a stack trace if it fails
For automated unit tests I wanted my program to run normally, but if it crashed, to add a stack trace to the output log. I came up with this command so I wouldn't have to mess around with core files. The one downside is that it does smoosh your program's stderr and stdout together.

Resume scp of a big file
It can resume a failed secure copy ( usefull when you transfer big files like db dumps through vpn ) using rsync. It requires rsync installed in both hosts. rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh $file_source [email protected]$host:$destination_file local -> remote or rsync --partial --progress --rsh=ssh [email protected]$host:$remote_file $destination_file remote -> local

Display unique values of a column
Find the unique values of a column utilizing awk. Credits goes to here (posted by "era"): http://www.unix.com/shell-programming-scripting/77138-awk-print-distinct-col-values.html

Get your outgoing IP address
should be very consistent cause it's google :-)

check open ports without netstat or lsof

A function to find the newest file of a set.
Usage example: $newest Desktop/* Replace "-nt" with "-ot" for oldest. Run $shopt -s dotglob first to include dotfiles.

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"

Check whether laptop is running on battery or cable
In my case it was actually like this...


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