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Get current Xorg resolution via xrandr
Not sure if it works the same on any shell.

Rename files in batch

list all opened ports on host

Delete all aliases for a network interface on a (Free)BSD system
The example command deletes all aliases for network interface 'em0' assuming that the aliases have netmask of 255.255.255.255 and the master IP has some other netmask (such as 255.255.255.0). See here -> http://my.galagzee.com/2009/07/22/deleting-all-network-interface-aliases/ for more on the rationale of this command.

Fetch every font from dafont.com to current folder
Requires aria2c but could just as easily wget or anything else. A great way to build up a nice font collection for Gimp without having to waste a lot of time. :-)

Coping files, excluding certain files
Preserve file structure when coping and exclude some file o dir patterns

create shortcut keys in bash

Remove audio stream from a media file
This syntax also works for ffmpeg as avconv is a fork of ffmpeg.

list files in mtime order
Simple but useful; list files in the current directory in mtime order. Useful if you've been working on something and then take a day or two off.

List the size (in human readable form) of all sub folders from the current location


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