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Type strait into a file from the terminal.
Takes input from the connected terminal and dumps it to the specified file. Stop writing and close file with control + D or the end of line character. Useful for copying+pasting large blobs of text over SSH to a new machine.

Copy from host 1 to host 2 through your host

Listen YouTube radios streaming
Listen YouTube radios streaming. I use it on an alias to easily enter kinda flow state for study/programming.

archlinux: find more commands provided by the package owning some command
uses the pkgfile command (part of the community repository), highly suggested.

Send an email from the terminal when job finishes
Might as well include the status code it exited with so you know right away if it failed or not.

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

rename files according to date created
The command renames all files in a certain directory. Renaming them to their date of creation using EXIF. If you're working with JPG that contains EXIF data (ie. from digital camera), then you can use following to get the creation date instead of stat. * Since not every file has exif data, we want to check that dst is valid before doing the rest of commands. * The output from exif has a space, which is a PITA for filenames. Use sed to replace with '-'. * Note that I use 'echo' before the mv to test out my scripts. When you're confident that it's doing the right thing, then you can remove the 'echo'... you don't want to end up like the guy that got all the files blown away. Credits: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4710753/rename-files-according-to-date-created

Open Sublime-text in current directory

Update zone file Serial numbers
Will edit *.db files in the same directory with todays date. Useful for doing a mass update to domains on a nameserver, adding spf records, etc. Looks for a string starting with 200 or 201 followed by 7 numbers, and replaces with todays date. This won't overwrite Ip's but i would still do some double checking after running this. Make sure your server's date is correct, otherwise insert your own serial number. $rndc reload should usually follow this command.

Download SSL server certificate with opsnessl
Useful when we need to create new certificate for site when current one is near expiry. This downloaded cert can be used to provide organisational data directly to new cert. using below command. e.g. openssl x509 -x509toreq -in /tmp/example.com.cert -out example.com.csr -signkey example.com-key.pem


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