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Find a file's package or list a package's contents.
This is the fastest method to search the Debian package database. Requires the dlocate package. The dlocate db updates periodically, but you may force an update with # dlocate-update

Mount folder/filesystem through SSH
Install SSHFS from http://fuse.sourceforge.net/sshfs.html Will allow you to mount a folder security over a network.

Copy a file and force owner/group/mode
This is useful when you want to copy a file and also force a user, a group and a mode for that file. Note: if you want to move that file instead of copying it, you can use $install -o user -g group -m 755 /path/to/file /path/to/dir/ && rm -f /path/to/file which will remove the file only if the install command went fine.

cpu and memory usage top 10 under Linux
The original version gives an error, here is the correct output

List Threads by Pid along with Thread Start Time
This command will list all threads started by a particular pid along with the start time of each thread. This is very valuable when diagnosing thread leaks.

loop over a set of items that contain spaces
If you want to operate on a set of items in Bash, and at least one of them contains spaces, the `for` loop isn't going to work the way you might expect. For example, if the current dir has two files, named "file" and "file 2", this would loop 3 times (once each for "file", "file", and "2"): $ for ITEM in `ls`; do echo "$ITEM"; done Instead, use a while loop with `read`: $ ls | while read ITEM; do echo "$ITEM"; done

Download an Entire website with wget

[WinXP]Use as a shortcut in the SendTo menu to open a cmd window for a given folder.
This comes in handy for me when I am developing and testing Perl command line scripts. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb490880.aspx

Create a CD/DVD ISO image from disk.

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" }


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