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Aptitude pattern match
Could be dangerous, if you have many packages all beginning with 'foo' or 'bar'. This will easily remove them all from your system.

Clone IDE Hard Disk
This command clone the first partition of the primary master IDE drive to the second partition of the primary slave IDE drive (!!! back up all data before trying anything like this !!!)

Quickly create simple text file from command line w/o using vi/emacs
1. Issue command 2. After angled bracket appears, enter file contents 3. When done, type "EOF"

View dmesg output in human readable format

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"

generate iso

clear MyDNS-ng cache
Occasionally, to force zone updating, cache flush is necessary. This command is better than restart the mydns daemon.

Convert seconds to [DD:][HH:]MM:SS
Converts any number of seconds into days, hours, minutes and seconds. sec2dhms() { declare -i SS="$1" D=$(( SS / 86400 )) H=$(( SS % 86400 / 3600 )) M=$(( SS % 3600 / 60 )) S=$(( SS % 60 )) [ "$D" -gt 0 ] && echo -n "${D}:" [ "$H" -gt 0 ] && printf "%02g:" "$H" printf "%02g:%02g\n" "$M" "$S" }

split and combine different pages from different pdf's
The command shows the real power of the pdftk tool, you can do basically everything you want with multiple pdf's. In the command a book is created from chapters, headings and covers.

delete multiple files from git index that have already been deleted from disk
delete multiple files from git index that have already been deleted from disk. this is pretty terrible, I'm looking for a better way. (much better!! http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1246/git-remove-files-which-have-been-deleted)


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